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- About mlesemann
- Mara Lesemann
- Jersey City, NJ
- writer and producer
- I'm a NJ-based writer and producer. I've just completed post-production on my 2nd feature, Detours. It's a road trip comedy about a newly-single New Yorker (Tara Westwood) who must re-locate to Florida for her dream job. she drives south with her widowed dad (Carlo Fiorletta), her mom's ashes in a coffee can, and a GPS with a mind of its own. The terrific supporting cast includes Richard Kind, Paul Sorvino, Michael Cerveris, Vanessa Aspillaga, and Phyllis Somerville. You can read more about it at www.detoursfeaturefilm.com.
My first feature, Surviving Family, is about a young woman (Sarah Wilson) from a dysfunctional family who returns home with her fiance (Billy Magnussen) to plan a wedding in 5 days. It's available on Amazon Prime, iTunes, and CineVolt. Read more at www.survivingfamily.us
- Features: Surviving Family and Detours.
Also numerous shorts.
- Surviving Family has received numerous awards including Runner up for Best Narrative Feature at Woods Hole Film Festival; Best Narrative Feature at the Columbia Gorge Int'l Film Festival; Best Actress (Sarah Wilson) and the Viewers Choice Award at the Indie Gathering; the Courage Award at the Offshoot Film Festival ; Best Actress (Sarah Wilson) and Best Supporting Actress (Phyllis Somerville) as well as the Female Filmmaker Award at the Golden Door Film Festival in Jersey City.
- Favorite Film(s)
- Sideways, Lost in Translation, Match Point, Casablanca, Gran Torino, Vertigo, Rear Window
- Favorite Director(s)
- Sophia Coppola, Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood, Alfred Hitchcock
- Other Interests
- Travel! Gotta figure out a way to make a feature in Italy :)
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