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Mourning Glories

It is a story about two totally different worlds locked terrifyingly together in one place… a kitchen…. One is an 83-year-old woman named Molly, the grand dame of local theater, who owns a rental cottage on a lake. The other is Benjamin, sensitive, scared, 26, his first day just released from prison, on strict probation, trying to get home. But in a taxi heading home, his father calls, tells him he’s not part of his family anymore. Stay away! With no place to go, in the middle of nowhere, he’s out of the taxi, sitting on the side of a dirt road. When you have no options, you simply follow the path of least resistance… to a country cottage on a lake and absolute serenity. He gets in, spends the night. He wakes and suddenly there’s Molly. The two of them face-to-face. aliens in each other’s eyes. What follows is driven by fear, zero trust and horrible outcomes. A situation with no way out .. yet.

  • Richard D. Doyle
    Numb, Violin Man, Looking for Lake Fairies, Regional Emmy awards recipiant ,PBS features
  • Richard D. Doyle
    Numb, Violin Man, Looking for Lake Fairies, Emmy Awards recipiant PBS features
  • Richard D. Doyle
    Numb, Violin Man, Looking for Lake Fairies, Regional Emmy Awards recipiant, PBS features
  • Lea Dmytryck
    Key Cast
  • JacQuán Stanley
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 29, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Richard D. Doyle

Seven Boston EMMY nominations. Two Best Director Regional EMMY awards. Ohio State Award. Writer/Director/ editor PBS original television drama/comedies shot on locations throughout the United States. Home base, Litchfield, Connecticut.

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Director Statement

'Mourning Glories' is blessed with two excellent performances, Lea Dmytryck and JacQuán Stanley. Lea, 83 years old and Jacquán 26, play two characters that could be not be more different from each other. The majority the movie was shot in a kitchen. When you isolate two characters in one place ,the performances and writing had better be very good.