Mama Drama

Fairfield, New Jersey | Film Short

Comedy, Drama

Dina Drew Duva

1 Campaigns | New York, United States

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We're a group of passionate and talented moms who wrote, will act, direct, and edit this project. Help us to share more stories for women!Only 4% of today's 100 top grossing films were directed by women! 4%! Help us change the industry from the ground up, one project at a time!

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Mission Statement

The story centers around a group of moms in their late 30's and 40's. Almost all of our team members are moms in real life. Women and, more specifically, mothers, make up a VERY small portion of working creatives in film & TV.

The Story

It's so easy, in today's society, to get caught up in what others think. How much we are "liked" and validated by others. Social media and communication technology can be tools for change and positivity, but often are abused in social relationships. Saying harsh things via text and on a Facebook comment takes little effort and emotional involvement, and avoiding real confrontation and dialogue is often cast aside because it's just easier to text someone what they want to say. Our film examines these ideas.


Mama Drama follows Sam, a suburban mom who gets herself into some trouble with a close group of friends. A small misunderstanding turns into a big blow out and she learns some harsh truths about her friends and herself in the process. Engrossed in text messages and her need to be heard and accepted, Sam basically checks out as a mom. Sam's 10-year-old daughter Jane, tries to knock some sense into Sam with some of Sam's own motherly advice, but will Sam listen? 


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Travel Costs

Costs $200

We are shooting in NJ and will have to reimburse some of our talent and crew their travel from NYC.

Cash Pledge

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Sound Person

Costs $400

Having good sound is crucial! It can make or break your project. We have 2 shoot days and need a sound person for both days.


Costs $400

While our actors have agreed to work on deferment, you can't defer eating!


Costs $300

Lizzy is an amazing DP, and we have agreed to pay her for the two shoot days.

Film Festival Submission Fees

Costs $1,000

Applying for film festivals can really add up. We want to make sure we have enough funds to submit our film to as many festivals as we can.

Lens Rentals

Costs $200

We have a really great Nikon D750 DSLR that we are shooting with and just need to rent a few lenses to round out our camera package.

About This Team

Dina Drew Duva - (Sam) Co-writer, producer.

Joelene Wolfe - (Jaz) Co-writer, producer.

Jennifer Weedon Palazzo - (Amanda) Director.

Valisa Tate - (Nicolette) Art Director

Lizzy Bryce - Director of Photography

Current Team