- About mlesemann
- Mara Lesemann
- Jersey City, NJ
- writer and producer
- I'm a NJ-based writer and producer. My first feature, "Surviving Family," is now available on iTunes; dvd's are available for purchase through the web site - www.survivingfamily.us.
I'm currently in post-oroduction on my 2nd feature, "Detours." You can read more about it on the web site: www.detoursfeaturefilm.com.
- 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
- Favorite Director(s)
- Sophia Coppola, Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood