Cat’s resentments peak against her unruly 5-year-old for causing the decline of love in her relationship with her husband, when one day she suddenly finds herself empowered to end her misery with one single act.

  • David Tyson Lam
    Viral Beauty
  • Edna Luise Biesold
    The Color of Time
  • Casey Killoran
    Viral Beauty
  • Edna Luise Biesold
    The Molok
  • Marc Menchaca
    Key Cast
    Ozark, Black Mirror, The Sinner, She's Lost Control, This Is Where We Live, Homeland
  • Casey Killoran
    Key Cast
    Viral Beauty, Shades of Blue, Sex in the City
  • Zealand Tallman
    Key Cast
    Life Like, Kids Try (viral series)
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Women, Drama, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    14,828 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 2K
  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director - David Tyson Lam
Director Statement

'Motherhood' is a nuanced portrait of a suburban woman imploding from the choices she has made to become a mother and the lack of intimacy she feels from her husband. The film explores the emptiness of living a life where your desires are only ever half met. With Cat, the main character of the film, we see this in her family life, in which she's deeply in love with her husband, but equally hates her child. The film offers no easy solutions to such a conundrum, and it's unclear in modern family life how to resolve such a conflict. Directing 'motherhood' and investing in its touchy subject matter has raised questions about the personal sacrifice it takes to be both a good partner, but also what it takes to be a good caregiver, and whether or not these things are in fact mutually exclusive.