- About mlesemann
- Mara Lesemann
- Jersey City, NJ
- writer and producer
- I'm a NJ-based writer and producer. My first feature, "Surviving Family," screened at 19 festivals and received numerous awards; you can see more info on it at www.survivingfamily.us . It will be out on iTunes in Feb 2014.
I recently completed my next feature screenplay, "About Us," which I'll be shooting in September & October of 2014.
- "Surviving Family," and several shorts including "Foreclosed," "Jump Start," and "The Seduction of Eve."
- 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