What Children Do

Comedy | Feature | 1 hour 23 min

A comedy about two estranged sisters who are thrust back into each other’s lives by the impending death of their grandmother and forced to try to repair their feral relationship.

About the Artist

Dean Peterson

Born and bred in the midwest, Dean Peterson is Brooklyn-based writer and director. He studied film at Columbia College, Syracuse University, and The American University of Paris. In 2009 he wrote and directed his debut feature film INCREDIBLY SMALL which premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in London, and went on to play at over 30 festivals across the US and Europe and has been viewed over 64,000 times online. He’s also written and directed the short films VING RHAMES, SEA BEACH LOCAL, STOP TELLING WOMEN TO SMILE, and KILLING BALDACCI. Being from Minnesota he probably agrees with you.



Dean Peterson


Dean Peterson


Liz Zwiebel Ariana Janetakis

Principal Cast

Nicole Rodenburg | Grace Rex | John EarlyAlex Rennie | Josh Ruben Josh Ruben

Thursday, February 23, 2017

SIUC Student Center


(Following Bombing)

Cinequest | San Jose, United States | March 3, 2017 | World Premiere
ReRun Film Festival | Winston-Salem, NC, United States | April 1, 2017
Chattanooga Film Festival |  Chattanooga, TN, United States | April 15, 2017
Ridgefield Independent Film Festival | Ridgefield, CT | May 5, 2017
Big Muddy Film Festival | Carbondale, IL | February 25, 2017