“Mommy’s Box” is director/actor Johnny Greenlaw’s second directorial feat, and will be arriving in theaters this Friday. Before its release, IndieWire has an exclusive clip of the drama which shows a young boy making a promise to his mother. Check out the clip below.
Greenlaw stars as Nick, a New York music producer who works with young musicians, parties too much and deals with his own demons and chemical dependency. When he gets news that his mentally unstable mother has died, he returns home to Long Island for her wake. As he discovers family secrets and confronts the lingering influence of his late mother, Nick finds a new love and a sense of spirituality he never believed in.
“Mommy’s Box” is co-written by Greenlaw and Caitlin Scherer and co-stars Carly Brooke, Bill Sorvino, Kade Wise and Jennifer Doric. Music for the film is provided by Paulo Coelho.
Greenlaw made his directorial debut with the 2012 documentary “Finding Francis” about a man’s search for joy in life after finding out it’ll soon be gone. He’s also acted in a handful of projects including “Plus-Plus,” “The Afterlife” and the short films “Dandelion” and “John’s Life Narrated by God.” He’s currently in pre-production for the drama “The Empty Handed Painter.”
Indie Rights will release “Mommy’s Box” in theaters and digital on September 30.