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MOTHER OF THE WEEK
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MOTHER OF THE WEEK
 
Queens Premiere

Director: Lee Davis

United States, 2015, 22min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2016
Category: Short Narrative
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Cast:  Jennifer Jiles, Alessia Pizza, Mark Lobene, Lexi Zettle, Simone Lazer, Steven Cutts, Mary Anne Conk, Randi Kaplan, Nicholas Foti, Anthoy Pizza
Crew:  Executive Producers: Mark Lobene, Ron Verstappen - Producers: Jennifer Jiles, Adrienne Paxton - Screenwriters: Jennifer Jiles, Frederick Stroppel - Cinematographer: Hai-tao Wu - Editor: Nicholas Guldner - Composer: Ethan Neuburg & Robert Kessler, Steve Pollak & Charlie De Saint Phalle
Email:  apax802gmail.com
web:  motheroftheweek.com

synopsis
STACEY, a 41 year old career woman has it all together, with the invaluable help of her children's perfect, inside and out, nanny, MARISA, whom the three kids love, and Stacey's husband TIM doesn't mind looking at either. When Marisa takes a week vacation, Stacey is happy to prove herself and reassert her own role as Mom and sexy wife. Easier said than done. Stacey finds that without Marisa's help, taking care of family and work is a little more than she can handle!

director
Born and raised in the Northeast Bronx, Lee Davis credits his love of filmmaking to his father taking him to the movies at a young age. After graduating from Fordham University in the Bronx,Davis worked at Tower Records in the village a job that afforded him the opportunity to work on films while still drawing a salary. A chance meeting with Spike Lee in Tower Records turned into the opportunity of a lifetime. Davis apprenticed with Spike Lee at 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks on such films as Malclom X, Crooklyn, Jungle Fever and Mo Better Blues. FollowingDavis’ short film A Gut Feeling in 1999 starring Saul Williams and Ruben Santiago-Hudson, executive produced by Spike Lee and produced by Shan Browning and John Murchison. The film premiered at the Noosa Film Festival in Australia, Urban-world Film Festival in New York, and was seen nationwide on The Sci-Fi Channel. In 2000 Lee Davis was named as one of Variety Magazine’s Top Ten Screenwriters To Watch. That year he wrote and directed 3AM , developed by The Sundance Institute. The Showtime Original film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and starred Danny Glover, Pam Grier, Michelle Rodriguez, executive-produced by Spike Lee. The film garnered Davis two cable nominations including Best Director. In 2001 Lee Davis wrote & directed Flicker a Hi-Def long form short film for the Sci-Fi Channel. That year Miramax purchased his original screenplay, Dance On Two. In 2003 Davis served as a screenwriter advisor at the prestigious Oaxaca (formerly Sundance) Screenwriting Lab in Mexico, to Latin American screenwriters. In 2004 Davisdirected Christmas At Waters Edge, starring Keisha Knight Pulliam, Pooch Hall, and Tom Bosley. In 2013 Davis directed West Side Girl an 11 minute short film for the artist Bilal. In 2009 Lee Davis directed Romance Is Served, a documentary that is an “intimate entertainment experience” about romance in Los Angeles. The film premiered at the 2009 Belize Film Festival and received the award for Best Documentary. 2009 marked the theatrical release of Davis’ documentary hoop reality which chronicles the lives of schoolyard legend Arthur Agee, and Patrick Beverley, a prolific high school scorer. In 2007 Davis directed The King & I, a film component of the Los Angles presentation of Susan Lori Parks prestigious “365 plays in 365 Days.”
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