Materna Film Spotlights Four NYC Women's Stories

By 7/14/2021 08:24:00 AM

Materna follows the journeys of four New York women who are isolated by city life, separated by class, politics, race and religion, and yet bound by a shared hunger for identity and connection.


Available on all digital platforms and VOD on August 10th

Jean, a software developer, encounters real-life consequences while working in VR. Mona, a struggling actress, tries to reconcile with her estranged Jehovah’s Witness mother. Ruth, a concerned mother, must confront the possibility she has created a monster – her son. Perizad, a Kyrgyz immigrant, returns to her homeland to bury the last male member of her family.

The four women intersect on the NYC subway, where a fateful encounter with a troubled man upends their lives.

With their futures at stake, the characters' lives are upended by a fateful encounter underground, where their stories of personal transformation become a battle for survival.

Starring: Kate Lyn Sheil, Jade Eshete, Lindsay Burdge, Assol Abdullina, Michael Chernus, Rory Culkin and Sturgill Simpson

Materna | Official Trailer

Director: David Gutnik
Writers: David Gutnik, Jade Eshete, Assol Abdullina
Producers: Liz Cardenas, Emily McEvoy
Executive Producers: Amman Abbasi, Jade Eshete, Assol Abdullina, Chantal Lian

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