Stage Mother

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93 minutes – Comedy, Drama, Musical
Language: English
Festival release date: 2020 Palm Springs Film Festival (World Premiere)
Release date: August 21, 2020 (Digital release)
Production companies: Branded Pictures Entertainment, Idiot Savant Pictures, Emotion Pictures
Distributors: Momentum Pictures, Film Mode Entertainment

Maybelline Metcalf (Jacki Weaver), a middle-aged homemaker and choir director of her conservative church, has spent her entire life in rural Texas. After learning the sad word that her son Rickey (Eldon Thiele) has died of a drug overdose, she defies her husband and travels to San Francisco. There she discovers that she has inherited her son’s drag club and surprises her closed-minded husband and everyone else she knows by setting out to save the club from bankruptcy. In this raucous, racy new environment, she begins to open up and find new meaning for her life, even becoming a mother-figure to the club’s flamboyant performers. Maybelline soon embraces the atmosphere of diversity characterized by the city of San Francisco, while a chance meeting stirs long dormant feelings of romance and passion. A showdown with her husband leads to a major decision.

Set in San Francisco, Stage Mother was actually shot in and around Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was voted Best of Fest at the 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Stage Mother, movie, poster,
Crew:

Producer:

Anne Clements
J. Todd Harris
Brad Hennig
Doug Pettigrew

Executive Producer:

Clay Epstein
Thom Fitzgerald
Laurie Lacob

Co-Executive Producer:

Brad Littlefield

Associate Producer:

Amanda Homer
Cooper Vollick

Director:

Thom Fitzgerald

Screenwriter:

Brad Hennig

Cinematographer:

Thomas M. Harting

Editor:

Yaniv Dabach

Composer:

Warren Robert

Production Designer:

Michael Pierson

Art Director:

Darcy McDaid

Costume Designer:

James A. Worthen

Cast:Roles:

Jacki Weaver
Lucy Liu
Eldon Thiele
Calem MacDonald
Adrian Grenier
Mya Taylor
Lenore Zann
Allister MacDonald
Anthony Skordi
Sofia Banzhaf
Kris Cochrane
Oscar Moreno
Hugh Thompson
Jackie Beat
Vox Smith
Callum Dunphy
Garrett Baer
Catherine Richardson
Stephen LeBail
Murlane Carew
Kirstin Howell
Mauralea Austin

Maybelline
Sienna
Rickey
Brody
Nathan
Cherry
Bevette
Joan
August
Young Maybelline
Diva
Tequila
Jeb
Dusty Muffin
Young Rickey
Chappy
Bear
Cherry’s Wife
Clem
Mrs. Diaz
Erna Lee
Imogene