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Logline: Charlie and Mimi, an unconventional mother-daughter pair, face a harsh new reality — Alzheimer’s Disease.
Elevator Pitch: The greatest person she knew suffered the worst fate she could ever imagine. “Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch” is the story of Charlie and Mimi, an unconventional mother-daughter pair facing a harsh new reality — Alzheimer’s Disease. After being away for quite a while, Charlie returns home to find that the one person she can’t live without has quickly deteriorated into a woman she hardly knows. Through tears, laughter, stirring memories and a collection of vinyl records, Charlie struggles to hold on to the Mimi she once knew.
Dime Davis – writer, director
Elle Johnson – producer
Joenique Rose – producer
Daniella Nowitz – cinematographer
About the Film: I was inspired by the women I knew growing up. The strong, tenacious, Texas-bred women like my mother or aunts or grandmother. I remember sitting around an old record player listening to classic soul, blues, and funk. As a child, it was my absolute favorite and these women were my heroes. One in nine elderly Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Of those, almost two-thirds are women. Our Mothers. Our Aunts. Our Sisters. Our Friends. Recently, I asked myself — what would it feel like to watch those women fade away? “Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch” is the answer to that question.
Current Status: Fundraising, Pre-production