For some of the world today (12th May 2013) is Mother’s Day. Many places have taken the American ‘Hallmark holiday’ and applied it to existing celebrations of mothers and motherhood at other times of the year. In the UK for example we have Mothering Sunday (usually called Mother’s Day) back in March. Why do you make your mothers wait an extra two months? Meanies
In a great bit of timing production company Titan Pictures Media (TPM) has given us the perfect excuse to mention for the first time in a while the short film Kathryn made in 2011: Sunday’s Mother. TPM produced the short about a boy (Chase Ellison as Sunday) and his mother (Kathryn as Gillian) moving to a new area. Sunday is bullied by someone claiming to have a secret about his mother.
The company has relaunched their website, which now prominently includes the show reel for the film’s director Aaron Jackson. In the 5 minute long collection of clips there are some bits from Sunday’s Mother not previously seen in the trailer or the short excerpt that KM UK exclusively brought to you last year. The new site also includes said trailer and promo photos we’ve seen previously (here, here, here and here).
We hope to bring you more news on Sunday’s Mother in the not too distant future.
Happy Mother’s Day.
Despite the disruption to the US East coast caused by Hurricane Sandy recently this past weekend’s Brownfish Short Film Festival in New York City went ahead largely as planned. The event ended with an awards gala (sounds grand but in reality probably just a small gathering in a bar somewhere) where the winners in seven film categories were announced.
Sadly, the short film Sunday’s Mother, starring Kathryn as the titular parent, was beaten to the Best Drama award by Tammaso Paino’s Chrome. Obviously we demand a recount! However, according to the Brownfish website Tammaso is from the UK so we can’t be too hard on him
Congratulations to all the winners.
The recent situation with Hurricane Sandy causing a massive amount of destruction along East Coast of the United States has been watched very closely from around the world. Our thoughts are with everyone caught-up in it.
This coming Sunday (4th November 2012) was due to see the short film Sunday’s Mother starring Kathryn screened at the Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC 2012. With the significant disruption in New York it is not clear at this time if the event will happen at all. At present the organisers are considering their options, looking into alternative venues etc. It would certainly be understandable if the festival was postponed or called off completely. KM UK is keeping an eye on developments.
If you are considering attending the festival check the event’s Facebook page for the latest news. Please don’t try and travel to the New York unless it is safe to do so.
Along with 5 other films Sunday’s Mother will be up for the Best Drama award at this New York based festival. There there will be 22 films in total shown across the three day event. For more details see the Brownfish.com website.
If the festival does go ahead and you are able to attend the screening of Sunday’s Mother please do let us know what you think of Kathryn’s performance and the film in general. It would be great to hear some feedback from attendees.
Update (3rd November): With power restored in the relevant part of New York the festival is going ahead as originally planned. This means that Sunday’s Mother will be screened on Sunday (4th November) at the Cinema Village22 East 12th Street, NYC, at 4:30pm local time.
As part of the Kickstarter crowd funding process it is normal for those that help with the funding of a project to be promised certain rewards as an incentive. This is often early access or special editions of the product. In the case of the short film Sunday’s Mother a DVD of the movie was the main item on offer.
KM UK has been informed that technical issues delayed the process significantly but in the past few days the DVDs and other rewards have been sent out to the 17 backers that pledged $25 more to help get Sunday’s Mother made.
To celebrate this milestone KM UK brings you a short exclusive video clip from the movie. It is part of the opening scene from the film as Gillian (Kathryn) and Sunday (Chase Ellison) enter their new apartment, as pictured above. You can now find the video in the Gallery.
Thank you to the production crew of Sunday’s Mother for their help with this.
Sunday’s Mother is still in the process of being submitted to festivals. It was accepted into the Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC 2012 last Friday and was screened at the Phenom Film Fest this past weekend. We will bring you any more news as it comes in.
Today’s scheduled Summer Of HD 2012 update will be posted next week.
More Sunday’s Mother festival news.
The short film Sunday’s Mother, which stars Kathryn as the mother of the lead character Sunday, has been accepted, appropriately, into the Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC 2012.
Taking place between the 2nd and 4th of November in New York, the festival is the work of the Brownfish production company. It was created to help filmmakers showcase their work.
The 15 minute long Sunday’s Mother will be competing for Best Drama with five other films. There are five more categories and 22 films in total. Congratulations and good luck to Sunday’s Mother.
You can find out more about the festival on the Brownfish.com website. If you are in New York in November and can attend the festival please let us know.
Thanks to the Sunday’s Mother production team for letting us know about this.