University of Miami; Maine Film Workshops. Downs has been documenting Florida subcultures for several years. She creates "scratch videos". Exhibitions: NY Underground Film Festival; Chicago Film Festival; John Hopkins Film Festival; San Francisco Film Festival. She created "Move", a commission by Miami Light Project, a non-profit performing arts organization, which continues to be widely shown. Her scracth video "BoarHog" screened at Art Basel in 2003. She has been documenting cracker culture, or multi-generational folk culture for the last three years.