Experiencing Interruptions?


William Grace is a twelve year old boy, who lives with his mother Emily and his two younger siblings Alex 8 and Aurora 6. William arrives home on the last day of school, to find his mother dead of a drug overdose in her bedroom. Fearing that the border patrol will come and take him and his siblings away, like he saw happening on the news to immigrant families. He decides to hide her death and take on the role of “Mom” to keep his family together. But the tables are quickly turned when he finds out that being the adult isn’t all it is cutout to be. With juggling book club, shopping, cooking, bills and two younger kids it’s more than one boy can handle!

  • Austin Foxx
  • Austin Foxx
  • Roy Thomasson
    Godsend: The Evil Decimation (1999), Return to Innocence (2001), Hallowed (2005) and Amhurst (2008)
  • Jessica Hernandez Wynn
    Hall Investigations (2019), Corazones de Puerto Rico, Isabella (2019)
  • Austin Foxx
    Key Cast
    "William Grace"
    Eli (2019), Three Aprils in March (2018), Murder Made Me Famous (2018)
  • Kinley Moody
    Key Cast
    "Aurora Grace"
    The Rain Will Come (2018), God's Special Angel (2018)
  • Tristan Riggs
    Key Cast
    "Alex Grace"
    Blood Fest (2018), Thunder Road (2018), Alita: Battle Angel (2019), The Iron Orchard (2018)
  • Amanda Joy Erickson
    Key Cast
    "Emily Grace"
    Breakers (2019), Sons of Thunder (2019), Vindication (2018)
  • Monica Perez
    Key Cast
    "Mrs. Robinson"
    A Million Hits (2018), Service Animal (2019)
  • Tyrone Betters
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Robinson"
    Spirits (2013)
  • LifeLine Entertainment
    Production Company
    Godsend: The Evil Decimation (1999), Return to Innocence (2001), Hallowed (2005), Almost Beautiful (2007), Amhurst (2008), 11:11 (2011)
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 3, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Creekview Middle School
  • 2018 Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
  • 2018 Script and Storyboard Showcase
    Los Angeles, CA
    Semi Finalist
  • 2019 Austin Micro Short Film Festival
    Official Selection Best Short Script
  • 2019 Content19 Film Festival
    Dallas, Texas
    United States
    Best Project by a First Time Filmmaker
  • 2019 Mindfield Film Festival
    Albuquerque, NM
    United States
    Gold Award Winner Best Short Film
  • 2019 The Next Level International Film Festival
    The Rising Star Award
  • 2019 Mesa International Film Festival
    Mesa, AZ
    United States
    Official Selection
  • 2020 American Youth Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    August 30, 2020
    Film of The Year Award
Director Biography - Austin Foxx

Austin Foxx is an emerging young talent with credits as diverse as his abilities. He is best known for the role of Perry in Ciarán Foy's feature horror film Eli on Netflix. Austin's first role was playing the Young Gary Ridgway on The Reelz Chanel Murder Made Me Famous, The Green River Killer episode.
At age twelve Austin became an award winning Writer, Director and Actor for his short film "Mom", having won the Film of The Year at the American Youth Film Festival, The Gold Award for Best Short Film at the Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque and Best Filmmaker Award at the CMA Content 19. He is also one of the youngest Finalist in the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards and one of the youngest Semi Finalist in the Script and Storyboard Showcase. He received international recognition for his work when he won The Rising Star Award at The Next Level International Film Festival in Sydney, Australia.
Austin was born in Orange, CA and lived there until the age of three, when he moved to Texas with his family. Where he started studying acting at age ten. Austin currently resides in the Atlanta, GA area.

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Director Statement

My name is Austin Foxx and I’m 15 years old. Mom is a great story of love, family and working together to overcome tragedy. It is because of stories I saw on the news about families being separated, that I wanted to write this short film. It gives me an opportunity to give a kids perspective on families being torn apart, the affects that drug abuse has and what the media can do to a young child’s way of thinking.