Brooklyn Baby

Lucy, a young professional white woman who lives alone in Brooklyn, leads a rather self-serving and predictable life... until one night when a stranger suddenly shows up at her doorstep. We quickly learn that she is an illegal Syrian refugee and she’s bearing a child that will be born within days. A collision of cultures ensues and a heartwarming drama unfolds — at times tense and at others comical — putting Lucy’s ethics and character to the biggest test of her life.

  • John Wager
    Comedy Warriors: Showtime Feature, My Favorite Stone, Short: Bicycle Lesson, Discovery Channel,
  • John Wager
    Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor
  • John Wager
    Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor
  • Isabella Wager
    Key Cast
    "Lucy Adams"
    My Favorite Stone
  • Janine Morita Colletti
    Key Cast
  • Seamus Boyle
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama Comedy
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • New York City International Reel Film Festival
    New York
    United States
  • Accolade Global Film Competition

    Award Of Excellence
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles
    Best Original Story
Director Biography - John Wager

John Wager is a seasoned and award winning director and producer. His most recent endeavor was a feature length film “Comedy Warriors,” starring Zach Galifianakis, Lewis Black, Bob Saget and B.J. Novak. To date, this Showtime Network feature documentary has won the Television Honors Award, as well as 5 major film festivals and was voted by Life Changes Network as one of the “Top Independent Films That Could Change The World”. The Television Honors Award is the highest award that you can win in television for programming with a conscience, that inspires and has the power to change lives. Prior to this, Wager directed “Bicycle Lessons”, a documentary that was shot in Italy and aired on the Discovery Channel. Wager has worked with many well-known actors and celebrities over the course of his career including: Oprah Winfrey, John Lithgow, , Reba McEntire, Judy Collins, Maya Angelou, Kathleen Turner and film-maker Ken Burns. Wager is also a Grammy-award winning producer and composer

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Director Statement

We all would like to think that, when faced with a situation like Lucy's, we’d do the right thing, but none of us really knows for sure until we are truly tested. What would you do when you need to risk something, or everything, to step out on the ledge to help a stranger? Being the son of an immigrant, it upsets me to see the treatment of men, women and especially children trying to immigrate to this country. This present-day controversial issue strikes at the core of the beliefs upon which this country was founded. Brooklyn Baby was my way of addressing this serious subject while adding a little humor along the way to help lighten the load. Let’s work together to keep the conversation going on this ever so important topic. Enjoy the film!