New Short to be Filmed: “Mother’s Day”

It’s Back! I first mentioned producing the short film “Mother’s Day” back in July, but scheduling conflicts prevented us from moving forward at that time.  Now, we’re set to film the short in early December for a January 2012 release.  David J. Eagle, who directed last year’s “Heart Says It All”, will be helming once again, along with son Jesse as DP.  “Heart” really exceeded our expectations for a short; it screened at 7 festivals across the country and was broadcast on TV.  The short also garnered not one, but TWO distribution offers!  We’ve been studying the competitive landscape at festivals over the last year and have even higher expectations for “Mother’s Day”. It’s a poignant story about what an 8-year-old boy named Alex needs to do in order to celebrate Mother’s Day with his family. One challenge we face is casting the 8-year-old lead; he needs to have a unique combination of child and adult traits. Fortunately, we are working with veteran casting directors Jan Glaser and Maggie McLean to help us find just the right kid for the job. “Mother’s Day” will also be the first film I co-produce under my shingle Roughsketch Films so I’m really excited about that, too. More on this project as it develops!

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