My Mom and the Girl
MY MOM & THE GIRL starring Valerie Harper is a short film based on Norma’s journey one evening on the streets of East L.A. It’s a funny, poignant and surprisingly rich story of unlikely friendships and wisdom emanating from a woman who is literally losing her mind. While Alzheimer’s continues to relentlessly, insatiably rob her of her precious memories, Norma proves it is powerless when it comes to her soul.
Deep in that well where big bands still play and Coney Island hotdogs still cost a nickel, an apparent shell of a woman in the twilight of life found a young and troubled transvestite and helped her cross an intersection of the heart, where friendships have no boundaries from age, or sickness or who wears the highest heels.
Fragile Storm: A Heartbreaking Caregiver Story
A scared and confused young woman goes to extreme measures to escape the clutches of a terrifying older man, only to discover the shocking and heartbreaking truth about who she is and why she’s really there.
Starring Lance Henriksen, Mackenzie Mason and Jody Jaress. Produced, directed, edited and co-written by award-winning filmmaker Dawn Fields.
Award-winning 10 Minute Short Film Available Now Online for Free! The entire film, Behind The Scenes Bonus Material, DVD, merchandise and more now available at www.FragileStorm.com
Not All Who Wander Are Lost
– J.R.R. Tolkien
Chocolate is a short film about a homeless woman living in Downtown L.A who suddenly remembers her forgotten past. It is a beautiful story about family and hope.
Directed & written by
of Mind and Music
Available on Digital Download & VOD March 29th
Based on the acclaimed novel “Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind,” by Nicolas Bazan, OF MIND AND MUSIC is a story about a beautiful street musician suffering from memory loss and a disheartened neuroscientist intent on helping her, bringing together the city of New Orleans and the jazz that made it famous. It is directed by Richie Adams and stars Aunjanue Ellis (“Quantico”, “The Book of Negroes”, Men of Honor, The Help, Ray), Joaquim de Almeida (Desperado, Fast Five, Clear and Present Danger), Bill Cobbs (Night at the Museum, Oz the Great and Powerful , The Bodyguard) Sharon Lawrence (“NYPD Blue”, “Grey’s Anatomy”) and Ruth Negga (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, World War Z, The Samaritan).
The Affiliate Program includes special pricing of $19.95 for the DVD (reduced from the SRP of $26.95); a portion of the proceeds benefits Alzheimer’s Los Angeles.
Affiliate Turn-Key-Ready Sale of the DVD as a fundraising opportunity: a purchase of “of Mind and Music” DVD will provide a portion of the sale price to benefit Alzheimer’s Los Angeles. monterey media will then remit directly to ALZLA 50% of the $19.95 retail price
received on a calendar quarter basis. monterey media will also provide a link so that people may view the trailer of the film.
“Broken Memories” is a romantic drama that depicts the often-untold story of a caretaker for the elderly. Once estranged from his family, Levi (Ivan Sergei), has returned home to care for Jasper (Rance Howard), his father who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Committed to preserving his father’s independence and dignity, Levi sets aside their issues and runs the family farm with seemingly little help from his sister, Sara (Cerina Vincent). After Jasper wanders off one too many times, Levi resigns to hire a beautiful and somewhat mysterious caretaker named Maggie (Kelly Greyson). Her patience and warmth begins to rebuild the bridge between father and son as the old house begins to resemble a home once again. Unfortunately, Maggie has her own turbulent past that eventually catches up with her and changes everything.
I’ll Be Me
This powerful portrait of the life and career of great American music icon Glen Campbell opens to the viewer the world of the singular talent who created hits like Rhinestone Cowboy, Wichita Lineman and Gentle on My Mind. Winner of the Grammy for Lifetime Achievement and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Glen was the first country music star to cross over to the pop charts, opening a new realm of opportunity for generations of country musicians. In 2011, when Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he joined forces with his family to fight the biggest battle of his life. Glen and his wife, Kim, made history by going public with the diagnosis – the first time a major American
celebrity would share this experience with the world. The Campbell family then embarked on a short “Goodbye Tour,” but the three-week engagement turned into an emotional and triumphant 151-show nationwide tour de force. This epic human drama about the undying bond between Glen and Kim, and their unwavering caring for each other, chronicles a story of love, resilience and the power of song.
The film features those who know and love Glen, including Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Steve Martin, Chad Smith and Taylor Swift among many others. Rare vintage footage and extraordinary new performances of Glen’s most beloved hits immerse this moving cinematic account in the overwhelming talent of this humble family man. With joy and a tireless sense of humor, Glen and his family live each moment in the present while preparing for the future, all while playing their music to sold out venues on a star spangled voyage spanning the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl.
OUR FATHER is based on a true story in Palmer’s family about their estranged father coming back in to their lives 30 years later, afflicted with mid-stage dementia. Her brother, who Michael Worth (God’s Ears) portrays, discovers a secret while caring for him that changes the dynamic of the family and allows them to start healing from the abuses of this misogynistic, racist, wife-beater. The film also stars Michael Gross as the father, Eileen Grubba (Five Year Engagement), and David Topp (The Box).The film has won several awards from fifteen festivals ranging from Audience Awards, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Score, and Best Cinematic Achievement.