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Isabella Rossellini Will Follow Up 'Green Porno' With New Wacky Web Series 'Mammas'

Photo of Alison Willmore By Alison Willmore | Indiewire February 7, 2013 at 5:31PM

Isabella Rossellini charmed the world with "Green Porno," the strange, funny and idiosyncratic short film/web series she did for the Sundance Channel in which she donned costumes to enact the mating rituals of a dragonfly, spider, bee, praying mantis, firefly, worm, snail and housefly. The first eight-installment season of "Green Porno" ran in 2008 and focused on insects, the second moved on to sea creatures while the third had environmental themes.
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Isabella Rossellini in 'Mammas'
Sundance Channel Isabella Rossellini in 'Mammas'

Isabella Rossellini charmed the world with "Green Porno," the strange, funny and idiosyncratic short film/web series she did for the Sundance Channel in which she donned costumes to enact the mating rituals of a dragonfly, spider, bee, praying mantis, firefly, worm, snail and housefly. The first eight-installment season of "Green Porno" ran in 2008 and focused on insects, the second moved on to sea creatures while the third had environmental themes.

In the spirit of "Green Porno," Rossellini's latest shorts series is "Mammas," which will premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in the Forum Expanded program before heading to SundanceChannel.com and to the network's air on Sunday, May 12 -- Mother's Day.

As the title indicates, "Mammas" will find Rossellini playing an animal mother in nine episodes written and directed by the actress. She'll look at non-traditional creatures and their expressions of their maternal instincts, from cuckoos laying their eggs in the nests of other birds to wasps who bury animals alive in order to feed their young.

Said Rossellini, "The art of being a mother and how it transcends all species is captivating. These 'Mammas’ may change and confound your ideas of maternity, whether it’s the inherent altruistic nature of mothers to the great lengths various creatures will take to ensure the survival of their young."

“Mammas” is produced by Patrice Haddad and Claire Marquet in association with Sundance Channel.

Here's "Bee," from the first season of "Green Porno."


This article is related to: Television, TV News, SundanceTV, Isabella Rossellini, Mammas, Berlin International Film Festival







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