Nicolas Pesce’s directorial debut “The Eyes of My Mother” hasn’t premiered at Sundance yet, but the black-and-white genre piece is already causing quite a stir. In addition to being the first film under Borderline Films’ new executive producing label “Borderline Presents,” the movie will also see longtime publicist Adam Kersh stepping into a co-executive producer role.
The film explores the dark obsessions of a lonely young woman in the wake of a tragedy in the countryside. The official synopsis reads: “Francisca has been unfazed by death from an early age—her mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, imbued her with a thorough understanding of the human anatomy. When tragedy shatters her family’s idyllic life in the countryside, her deep trauma gradually awakens some unique curiosities.”
Kersh is best known in the industry for co-founding the publicity firm Brigade with digital marketer Tom Cunha. This will be his first producer credit, though it certainly won’t be his first time working with Borderline Films. Kersh has represented acclaimed Borderline titles like “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and “James White” in the past several years.
“The Eyes of My Mother” hits Sundance this week.