The Ballad of Lulu and Dad

  • Wayne Paul Mattingly
    Antoinette's Duck
  • Wayne Paul Mattingly
    Antoinette's Duck
  • Aliona Garcia
    Key Cast
  • Wayne Paul Mattingly
    Key Cast
  • Flora Cheng
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain, United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Wayne Paul Mattingly

Wayne Paul Mattingly is a multi-award-winning playwright and filmmaker whose work has been staged in NYC; Westchester & Putnam Counties, N.Y; Los Angeles, San Francisco; Bangor, Maine; Denton & Houston, Texas; Chamblee, GA; Valdez, Alaska; Kauai, Hawaii; and London, England.
Winner of the 2007 Tennessee Chapbook Prize; 2011 Arts & Letters Prize in Drama, Finalist, Milledgeville, GA; 2012 Denton Community Theatre, Method and Madness Competition & Festival, 3rd Prize, Denton, TX; 2012 The Last Frontier Theatre Conference,/Susan Nims Distinguished Play Playwright Award Finalist, Valdez, Alaska; 2012 Phoenix Theatre, Hormel New Play Festival Finalist; 2013 The Ashland New Plays Festival Semi-finalist, Ashland, OR; 2014 Ronald Duncan Literary Prize Finalist, United Kingdom; and 25th Annual International Playwriting Festival, Warehouse Theatre Co., London, U.K. and an IATC 2016 Cimientos Play Development Program Finalist, NYC.
He is proud to have been awarded a 2014 Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Fellowship Artists Residency Grant, Taos, NM; & to be a Grant Recipient of the 2014 & 2015 Disquiet International Literary Programs (Short Plays), in Lisbon, Portugal; and both a 2015/16 Can Serrat, and 2017/18 Can Serrat International Artists Residency Grant Recipient, in Barcelona, Spain., and winner of a Bronx Council of the Arts Literary Award (BRIO) 2020.
He was a founding member & Dramaturg of The Misfits Ensemble in L.A., Founding Artistic Director of Tiger’s Heart Players in N.Y, a Dramatist Guild, & Actors’ Equity Association member. Last seen on stage in the 2013 Midtown International Theatre Festival in NYC, he was nominated for a Best Lead Actor Award. He has directed well over two dozen works both in CA & NY. His newest full-length drama, Anthem, was read at both The Village Playwrights in NYC & Axial Theatre in Ossining, NY. Presently, he is at work on a full-length piece centered around the trials of Mary Mallon.
Published work can be found in 2020 & 2017 The Best 10-Minute Plays, Smith & Kraus; More 10-Minute Plays for Teens, 2015, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books; 2021 Best Men's Monologues, Smith & Kraus, 2022 & 2014 Best Women's Monologues Smith & Kraus; 2007 Poetry & Plays 14; Best Women’s Monologues 1999 & Best Stage Scenes, 1999, Smith & Kraus. Some work is available through the National New Play Network: Please visit

Just last year he ventured into filmmaking with his first film "Antoinette's Duck," which has so far garnered 13 awards and four nominations at 22 film festivals in the United States, Canada, Europe, India and Bhutan. He recently finished shooting his second short film, "The Ballad of Lulu and Dad," with Aliona Garcia under their new production company EliWay Films.

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