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December 23, 2013 2:24 PM
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Project of the Day: 'Ma,' A Silent Film about a Virgin Mother on a Pilgrimage to Las Vegas, Starring Amy Seimetz

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"Ma"

Tweetable Logline: 


MA is a modern day silent film about a virgin mother on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas to give birth to our savior.

Elevator Pitch:

MA is a modern day silent film about a virgin mother on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas to give birth to our savior.

THAT PERSON SAYS, WAIT... IT'S SILENT?

Yes, there is a huge symbiotic connection between image and sound in this film. Everything from inside the womb is heard, creating a cavernous and disorienting environment. Once the baby is born, we experience sound as the baby does: piercing, loud and clear. I want the audience to hear again for the first time.

Production Team:

DIRECTOR/WRITER/ACTRESS- CELIA ROWLSON-HALL 
DOP- IAN BLOOM (Milkshake, Sundance 2013)
PRODUCERS- JESSE OZERI AND KRISTIE LUTZ (Act Zero Films)
EDITOR- MIKE MAZZOTTA (Sleepwalker, Sundance 2014)
COMPOSER- BRIAN MCOMBER (A Teacher, Sundance 2013)
ACTRESS- AMY SEIMETZ (Upstream Color, Pit Stop)

About the Production:

"I wanted to write a story about the end of the beginning; about answering the question of why that baby, our hero, ends up on a stranger's doorstep. I want to tell the mother's story, and explore how solitude and suffering engender growth.

"I have been working on this script and dance scenes for over two years now and am ready to pour my entire self into this film. In a culture so obsessed with "reality" entertainment, I aim for the opposite- to create a film filled with imagination, dreamscapes, truth, and myth." -- Celia Rowlson-Hall

Current Status:

Pre-production.

For more information and to support this project:

Kickstarter Page

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3 Comments

  • Crystal Arnette | December 25, 2013 1:33 PMReply

    So incredibly excited about this project -- that is a DREAM TEAM of cast and creatives -- seriously. There are certain artists you want to get behind because they are game changers and Celia is one of them!

  • Nathan | December 24, 2013 3:04 PMReply

    This will change film history. Seriously. I mean: "Yes, there is a huge symbiotic connection between image and sound in this film. Everything from inside the womb is heard, creating a cavernous and disorienting environment. Once the baby is born, we experience sound as the baby does: piercing, loud and clear. I want the audience to hear again for the first time." Are you kidding me? Brilliant! Mark my words: this will win many awards. Be a part of the success.

  • Isaac Klein | December 24, 2013 10:23 AMReply

    Huge fan of Celia's work. This is going to be amazing!!!