Remembering Momma

“Remembering Momma” is the story of Brenda "Ladybug" Brooks, a middle-aged African American woman whose identity as a wife, a mother, and a visual artist slowly fades away due to early-onset Alzheimer's Disease.

  • Anthony R Page
    RJ Sings The Blues, Life Support, Men In My Bed
  • Anthony R Page
    Know That I Know, The Important Parts of Me
  • Anthony R Page
    Armed and Dangerous, The Conduit, Mommas
  • Alahna Lark
  • Coach Wes Lee
    Key Cast
    "Jesse "Beau" Brooks"
  • Amber Reign
    Key Cast
    "Azalea Brooks"
  • Meki Mac
    Key Cast
    "Brenda "Ladybug" Brooks"
  • Kenisha Johnson
    Key Cast
    "Torina (The Nurse)"
  • Tarik Garrett
    Key Cast
  • Tisa Key
    Key Cast
    "Officer Davies"
  • Nathan Rothwell
    Key Cast
    "Officer Daniels"
  • Angel L. Henderson
    Key Cast
  • Niya Davis
    Key Cast
  • Kimberly Raven
    Key Cast
    "Bunny McCain"
  • Amy Christine
    Key Cast
    "NeNe Knowles"
  • Warren Hawk
    Key Cast
  • Semaj Cottle
    Key Cast
    "Cameron "Cam" Brooks"
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    9,800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital - Black Magic Mini Pro
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 2021 HAPA Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 28, 2022
    2021 HAPA Award Nominee - Best Short Film
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Director Biography - Anthony R Page

Anthony R. Page has worked on more than 300 productions across his career - operating under the moniker Blue Bistro Creative. He works primarily as a film producer, director, and writer; however, he has spent years learning various parts of the production process - including acting on stage and in front of the camera as well as set design, marketing, and editing, to name a few.

Current projects include “Remembering Momma,” - a story of a woman whose identity begins to deteriorate due to early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, and its life changing impact on her family. This dramatic short was nominated in the Best Short Film category during the 2021 HAPA Awards in Los Angeles; - Anthony wrote, directed, produced, and edited this film.

Other projects include “Men In My Bed” – a short based on a book of the same name, - now in post-production. Another project in development is “Mood” - an abstract drama about a young woman coming to terms with every part of herself. This short goes into production in spring 2022. Page serves as writer, producer, and director on each of these projects.

Other recent activity includes producing and directing, two music videos: “You” by Neo-inspirational artist Moyani and “Amnesia” by R&B/Soul singer Rhonda Rich.

Anthony began his professional career as an actor. Recent works include co-starring roles in the films “Summer” (StorytellHer Productions), “Vanity Vixens” (Sankofa One Entertainment), and “The Christians” (Thea Casey Media) – a TV series distributed through SONY's Pureflix streaming platform and now going into its second season.

Page, a 2019 Taurean Award nominee, has written several stage plays. Among them is “A Voice on The Winds of Change,” “Strugglin',” “The Commitment” and “Somewhere in Summerville” — which was a runner-up for Best in Show at the 2018 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival.

A life-long student, Page earned an Associate's Degree from Saint Leo University and later graduated from Georgia State University with four Bachelor’s Degrees — Accounting, Finance, Theater, and Film & Video Production.

He also completed an MBA at the University of Phoenix and a certificate program in Multimedia Arts from Sessions College of Professional Design. He is currently completing a film and television industry certification through New York University and is taking leadership classes at Harvard University.

Awards and Accolades

Several other produced films have been recognized. “The Conduit” won Best Short Film during the 2021 HAPA Awards and “Mommas,” a featurette released in 2021, was a finalist in the JARO Film Competition at the Peachtree Village International Film Festival.

The 2018 film “Body and Son” won Best Narrative Short in the Atlanta Underground Film Festival and “Armed and Dangerous” (2017) won the Gold Award at the LA Neo Noir Film Festival.

Other accolades include “Summer” which won Best Georgia Film during the Atlanta Women's Film Festival and “Keep The Engine Running” which won Best Action Film during the Atlanta Shorts Festival. In both projects, Anthony was a part of the leading ensemble cast.

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Director Statement

"Historically, we have not had as much control over our narrative, leading to global perceptions that have been inaccurate, inauthentic, and incomplete. Now that the barriers to telling stories via film & television have become much easier to surmount, we are in the midst of a rich renaissance of story-telling, representing more of the full scope and scale of who we are. Even though we are making great strides, we still have many generations of stories that we know can inspire, encourage and shift perceptions about Black people and our exchange with humanity.”