Indie Rights Movies teams up with director Johnny Greenlaw for the release of the film Mommy’s Box

Posted October 13, 2016 by mediagg

Indie Rights is proud to announce the release of “Mommy’s Box”, the Award Winning Feature Film from writer/director Johnny Greenlaw.

Los Angeles, California - Indie Rights is proud to announce the release of “Mommy’s Box”, the Award Winning Feature Film from writer/director Johnny Greenlaw. The film was released theatrically in Hollywood and is now available on Amazon and Google Play with other major platforms to follow.

Mommy’s Box follows Nick, a music producer in New York City, dealing with his own demons and chemical dependency as he gets the news of his mentally unstable mothers death. He returns home to Long Island for the wake, where family secrets are revealed, forcing him to confront the lingering influence of his mother even after her death. Back home, Nick finds a new love and a sense of spirituality he never believed in. By retracing his Mother's steps to learn more about her, he starts to find himself. This leads him on a journey he never expected and ultimately onto the path to redemption.

The film stars Johnny Greenlaw as Nick along with Bill Sorvino as his brother Joey. Rounding out a talented cast is Carly Brooke (“This is Where I Leave You”), Joe D’Onofrio (“Goodfellas” and “A Bronx Tale”), David Harris (“Warriors”) and Gina Scarda as Mommy. The film was directed by Johnny Greenlaw and written by Greenlaw and Caitlin Scherer.

Mommy’s Box has been screening for the last six months at major festivals across the country. The film took home top honors at the Manhattan Film Festival 2016, winning Best Picture. The film will conclude it’s festival run as the Opening Night Film at The Black Bear Film Festival on October 14th, 2016. INDIE WIRE writes,“Mommy’s Box” is director/actor Johnny Greenlaw’s second directorial feat, and will be arriving in theaters this Friday.

“Mommy’s Box” is co-written by Greenlaw and Caitlin Scherer and co-stars Carly Brooke, Bill Sorvino, Kade Wise and Jennifer Doric. Music for the film is provided by Paulo Coelho. Greenlaw made his directorial debut with the 2012 documentary “Finding Francis” about a man’s search for joy in life after finding out it’ll soon be gone. He’s also acted in a handful of projects including “Plus-Plus,” “The Afterlife” and the short films “Dandelion” and “John’s Life Narrated by God.” He’s currently in pre-production for the drama “The Empty Handed Painter.”

Indie Rights will release “Mommy’s Box” in theaters and digital on September 30.”

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Marks Papadatos from Digital Journal says, "Mommy's Box" is an exceptional motion picture. It was released in theaters and digital formats on Sept. 30 from Indie Rights.”

“Greenlaw takes on the lead role of New York music producer Nick who is battling his own demons and he find out about his unstable mom's death. When Nick returns to his Long Island home for the mom's wake, many of the family secrets unfold, and they intertwine well with the different story-lines. The film lives up to its tag-line where "the past is never where you left it.”

The fact that Greenlaw has left the idea of the "box" open to interpretation, makes it an even more compelling motion picture.

The Verdict

Mommy's Box garners an A rating. It is rich in symbolism and it will leave the viewer drenched in a wide spectrum of raw emotions. Anybody who is from New York, especially Long Island, will find this movie relatable. It is filled with wit, mystery, suspense and the acting is superb. It was worthy of all the awards and accolades it received at the 2016 Long Island International Film Expo for "Best Film," "Best Music Score" and "Best Original Song in a Feature Film." The Manhattan Film Festival got it right when they named it "Best Feature Film" of 2016.”

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Benjamin Poole from The Movie Waffler says, “Johnny Greenlaw’s movie is an intelligent, convincing and human drama. Open Mommy’s Box and you’ll find a true film by a real film maker.

“The production values of his film are gorgeous too; the deep colors and widescreen photography ambitiously present the drama with more visual panache and care than most Hollywood equivalents. Paul Coelho’s soundtrack is marvelous, and even the suits that various characters don are stunning (how often does one comment upon the costumes of a kickstarted indie?). Open Mommy’s Box and you’ll find a true film by a real film maker.”

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