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July 5, 2012 10:00 PM
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Project of the Day: "Baby Lu," Intimacy in New Mexico

"Baby Lu"
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"Baby Lu"

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Baby Lu is a coming of age story about a 13 year old girl being raised by her mountain man dad in the outskirt towns of N. New Mexico.  

Elevator Pitch:

This is a perfect size film for first time director Emily Ray Reese based on characters and places from her home town of 50 families in Northern New Mexico.

Emily has crafted a story that's intimate and unique about Lucinda, a 13 year old girl being raised by her mountain man dad the only way he knows how: hunting, fishing and living off the land. When a new woman moves into town and into their lives, Lu begins to question her sexuality. As relationships are tested, the two of them must figure out a way to maintain their bond.  

Production Team:

Writer, Director: Emily Ray Reese
Producer: Tati Barrantes and Caroline Oliveira
Cinematography: Jimmy Lee Phelan (The Chair by Grainger David)
Production Design: James Bolenbaugh
PR/Marketing: Mara Sohn

About the Production:

As a kid, I felt that I had different values than the rural community I grew up in. Now that I am an adult and have a very progressive and queer friendly community here in Brooklyn, I still however feel that I have to balance the politics of my upbringing with my current community.

My goal for Baby Lu is that it can inspire some empathy that will allow my audience to identify similarities between cultures. I hope that by seeing the world through Lucinda’s eyes, I may be able to bring these opposing worlds together to cultivate dialogue and forgiveness.

Current Status: Fundraising

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Kickstarter Page (campaign has already ended)

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1 Comment

  • chris | July 8, 2012 10:38 AMReply

    this film looks amazing!! just voted.