Downtime Studios was founded as a record label by Geoffrey and Jason George. It later developed into a full production house. Based in Bloomington Indiana, Downtime has focused on unique and captivating film production.


Harnessing the creative desire of local artists, Downtime has assembled large productions with shockingly little funding. Embracing the collaborative effort of the team, the films have become powerfully unique. Downtime believes that our mythology is being written. The voices of the many can creative a timeless harmony whereas a  single artist would be left shouting. These collectives swell up around the project and are cultivated to later be edited into unified visions.

“Unlike all the other art forms, film is able to seize and render the passage of time, to stop it, almost to possess it in infinity. I’d say that film is the sculpting of time.”

– Andrei Tarkovsky

Geoffrey George has worked in film since 2001 as writer, director, and editor. 

George started in fine art as a painter and later experimental video. He has showcased in Chicago, Detroit, and Rio de Janeiro. These colorful and haunting expressions crafted from video montage and live footage eventually led to more narrative work.  Years spent in film and television production has expanded his skill set and allowed George to work in many aspects of the industry, all while developing as a storyteller.

Above the Fruited Plain is Geoffrey Aaron George’s debut as a feature director- a long time coming and with several featurettes paving the way. His thematic vision of the American landscape is clarified in Above the Fruited Plain and delivered from location in the decaying Middle West.