Mott & Spy

At a rural New York "Little Ivy", four idealistic freshmen resurrect the famed newspaper, Mott & Spy, to fight their corrupt, for-profit university and the student-run paper, The Corinthian, that's their willing propagandists.

  • Martin Ashanti Eaton
  • Martin Ashanti Eaton
  • Martin Ashanti Eaton
  • Ryan Shearin
    Key Cast
  • Kayleigh Ruller
    Key Cast
  • Kalonjee Gallimore
    Key Cast
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    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    55 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    97,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Martin Ashanti Eaton

A twenty-year design agency owner turned first-time filmmaker, the shadow of the Great Recession inspired me to finally pursue full-time writing. The inspiration for this pilot came at the tail end of completing a coffee table book of illustrated flash fiction ( that'll release in 2024. It's been an incredible journey to put this pilot together. With 41 locations, over 50 speaking parts and shot entirely in NYC it was the most difficult and rewarding creative project I've ever completed. It turned out better than I had hoped and I think stands alone as an indie pilot of such scope.

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