👩‍👩‍👧 MOTHERS (dir. Cucută & Gänæaard - 8 min) 👩‍👩‍👧

After putting her lover's child to bed for the night, on the day she moved in with them, a women's quiet evening takes a sinister turn when the young girl is visited by her deceased mother.

  • George ve Gänæaard
    Director
    America (2019), Flunked (2020)
  • Horia Cucută
    Director
    America (2019)
  • Luke Anthony Walker
    Writer
  • Ayrton P. Bryan
    Producer
  • Horia Cucută
    Producer
  • Andrei Gheorghe
    Producer
  • Mihaela Trofimov
    Key Cast
    "Kim"
  • Mara Ecaterina Gänæaard
    Key Cast
    "Lily"
  • Paul Verhoogt
    Key Cast
    "Father"
  • Boróka Biró
    Cinematography
  • Ioana Simion
    Production Design
  • Flora Pop
    Sound
    Sound Recording
  • Alexandru Radu
    Sound
    Boom Operator
  • Alexandru Vicol
    Sound
    Sound Editing & Design
  • Alexandru Vicol
    Sound
    Original Music
  • Michael Locksmith
    Editing
  • Yatesey Alexandru
    Color Grading
  • Ana Iugulescu
    Poster
  • mc² film
    Production Company
  • Diud
    Production Company
  • DaKINO Production
    Production Company
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 21, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Romania
  • Country of Filming:
    Romania
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony 4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 2020 Three Minutes Video Competition
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    July 17, 2020
  • Southern Maltings Film Festival
    Ware
    United Kingdom
    August 25, 2020
  • Short Film Breaks
    Bucharest
    Romania
    September 5, 2020
  • Dead in Decatur: Art of Fear
    Decatur, Illinois
    United States
    October 17, 2020
  • Linea d’Ombra Festival
    Salerno
    Italy
    October 31, 2020
  • Festival Très Court Roumanie 2020
    Arad, Baia Mare, Bistriţa, Bucureşti, Cluj-Napoca, Iaşi, Oradea, Piteşti, Râşnov, Timişoara, Zalău
    Romania
    November 14, 2020
  • MICMX - Muestra Itinerante De Cine
    Ciudad De México
    Mexico
    December 12, 2020
  • LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV - World Cine Fest
    Pune
    India
    December 25, 2020
  • The Lift-Off Sessions
    Iver
    United Kingdom
    February 15, 2021
  • Festival of the Independent Producers Indie Film (IPIFF)
    Bucharest
    Romania
    March 21, 2021
  • Kinosmena Short Film Festival
    Minsk
    Belarus
    April 25, 2021
  • Festival del Cinema di Cefalù
    Palermo
    Italy
    May 1, 2021
  • Thessaloniki Free Short Festival
    Thessaloniki
    Greece
    May 9, 2021
  • Spring Ding Film Festival
    Metaline Falls, WA
    United States
    May 31, 2021
  • Festival du Fantastique de Béziers
    Béziers
    France
    June 13, 2021
  • Soo Film Festival
    Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
    United States
    September 19, 2021
  • Charlotte Film Festival
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    United States
    October 17, 2021
  • Luna Lumen Film Festival
    Columbus, OH
    United States
    October 30, 2021
  • 7th Siding Festival of Film
    Creston, BC
    Canada
    November 14, 2021
Distribution Information
  • mc² film
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - George ve Gänæaard, Horia Cucută

George ve Gänæaard is a film director, writer and producer, born in 1984. He first got his degree in Sociology, in Bucharest, and studied Film and Television in United Kingdom, at Aberystwyth University.
George has worked as part of the crew on films like DOMESTIC (2011), THE DITCH (2012), ART (2013), ILLEGITIMATE (2015), FIXEUR (2016), A DECENT MAN (2018) and 5 MINUTES LATER (2019).
Recently, George has directed FLUNKED (2020) a short film that has been selected at TIFF 2020, among other festivals.
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Horia Cucută is a DYI filmmaker based in Bucharest, Romania. He got his degree in Marketing and worked as a multimedia designer for different advertising companies. In the past four years he has been a collaborator with mc² film, having different crew roles: editor, animator, digital imaging technician, on-set photographer, producer and director.
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Recently, George and Horia have directed three short films, AMERICA (2019), MOTHERS (2020) and THANK YOU FOR YOUR TEETH! (2020), with 50+ festival selections around the world and 7 awards in the United States, Spain, Romania and Greece.
At the moment, George and Horia are in pre-production with their newest short film, DRIVEN, and are working on thier first feature film, STILL LIFE SURVEILLANCE.

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Director Statement

The mc² film collective was started with cinema in our minds and hearts. It was a way to make films by ourselves, without having to wait for bigger production companies to validate our ideas, way of seeing the world, feelings and passion. We've started making films based on our screenplays, but soon started being curious about what other people from around the world might be writing, might be creating from their imagination. That's why we created our screenwriting contest, in 2017, with the main prize being our promise to turn the winning screenplay into a film. For the first edition Luke was the winner, with a screenplay written in an amazing way, which was transporting you directly into the action. We've worked on it with a great team, with our main goal being to preserve the quality of the story. Transferring a short horror with roots in realism to the screen was a true challenge and our approach was to present it through raw acting, light and image, sound and music.