Motherhood


1h 30m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Eliza is a former fiction writer-turned-mom-blogger with her own site, "The Bjorn Identity." Taking place in a single day in Eliza's life that nearly pushes her to the tipping point, which includes preparing for and throwing her daughter's 6th birthday party, minding her toddler son, and navigating

Film Details

Also Known As
Mamá en apuros
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2009
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Eliza is a former fiction writer-turned-mom-blogger with her own site, "The Bjorn Identity." Taking place in a single day in Eliza's life that nearly pushes her to the tipping point, which includes preparing for and throwing her daughter's 6th birthday party, minding her toddler son, and navigating playground politics with overbearing moms. On top of it all, Eliza decides to enter a contest run by an upscale parenting magazine. All she has to do is write 500 words answering the deceptively simple question, "What Does Motherhood Mean to Me?" In the process of trying by nightfall to put these thoughts into words that don't "sound like bad ad copy," Eliza rediscovers her own voice and realizes what is truly valuable in her life.

Crew

Kate Abernathy

Assistant Editor

Eugene Accardi

Driver

Damien Achilles

Stunts

Nicole Alatsas

Craft Service

Bryan Allen

Set Production Assistant

Dana Altomare

Camera Operator

Douglas Armstrong

Best Boy Grip

Diana Ascher

Post-Production Accountant

Johnny Batista

Driver

Phillip Beck

Special Effects

Jay Bellerose

Music

Randy Bewley

Song

David Blenk

Production Accountant

Terra Bliss-alvarez

Visual Effects Producer

Rebecca Breckel

Script Supervisor

Andy Bresnan

Song

Lauren Brown

Loader

Peter Bundrick

Carpenter

Milton Buras

Hair

Mike Burke

Stunts

Jeff Byrd

Camera

Travis Call

Audio

Michael Canosa

Driver

Dominique Caron

Best Boy Electric

Ronald Cavazzini

Driver

Yee Yeo Chang

Associate Producer

Dorian Cheah

Song

Ginny Clee

Song

Rashad Clinton

Grip

Dan Cocuzzo

Grip

Dominick Cocuzzo

Grip

Rachel Cohen

Producer

Richard Colvin

Animal Wrangler

John Coots

Best Boy Electric

Gonzalo Cordoba

Assistant Art Director

Kath Corgan

Camera Assistant

Michael Cory

On-Set Dresser

Billy Cote

Song

Janyelle Crawford

Song Performer

Matthew Cross

Swing

Curtis Crowe

Song

Daniel Crown

Executive Producer

Jessica De La Cruz

Assistant Costume Designer

Reggie Cummings

Production Assistant

Pete Dancy

Property Master

Robert Dancy

Props

Eden Daniels

Song

Luisa De Miranda

Art Assistant

Debbie De Villa

Production Designer

Frankie Demarco

Director Of Photography

Frankie Demarco

Other

Frankie Demarco

Camera Operator

Russell Deyoung

Scenic Artist

Darryl Dickenson

Art Department

Michael Dickman

On-Set Dresser

Katherine Dieckmann

Screenplay

Adrienne Dive

Production Assistant

Leo Driver

Coordinator

Jim Dunbar

Music Supervisor

Jeff Dutemple

Assistant Camera

Patrick Eaton

Set Production Assistant

Jana Edelbaum

Producer

Micah Eisenmann

Swing

Sherief Elkatsha

Accountant

Lily Ellis

Art Assistant

Maggie Engelhardt

Unit Production Manager

Karen E. Etcoff

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Alice Farrell

Casting Director

Chris Feinstein

Song

Elizabeth Feldbaner

Wardrobe Supervisor

Michael Fennimore

Transportation Captain

Steve Fererra

Song

Jonathan Ferrantelli

Post-Production Supervisor

Russell Fine

Other

Russell Fine

Director Of Photography

James Fitzgerald

Assistant Director

Lauren Fitzsimmons

Assistant Art Director

William Floyd

Camera Assistant

Amanda Foley

Assistant Location Manager

Robert Forster

Song

Jodie Foster

Other

Maribeth Fox

Casting Assistant

Yolanda Frank

Accountant

Ryan Freeland

Music

John Galuppo

Grip

Mara Galus

Camera Assistant

Joe Gawler

Colorist

Karen Gehres

Production

Glen Gertsen

Carpenter

Steve Giammaria

Sound Re-Recordist

Keith Gordon

Grip

Peter Graham

Executive Producer

Taylor Graves

Song

Duck Grossberg

Software Engineer

Marshall Grupp

Supervising Sound Editor

Lori L Hade

Animal Wrangler

Shane Haden

Location Manager

Nadiah Hamzah

Camera Trainee

Justin Hantz

Production Assistant

Tim Harris

Song

Vanessa Hay

Song

Stephen Hays

Executive Producer

Richard Hebrank

Construction Coordinator

Joe Henry

Music Producer

Joe Henry

Music Composer

Joe Henry

Music

John Hill

Song

Mildred Hill

Song

Patty Hill

Song

Urs Hirschbiegel

Assistant Director

Tom Holler

On-Set Dresser

T W John House

Carpenter

Jinny Howe

Assistant

Lou Howe

Assistant

Markus Janner

Visual Effects

Brad Jasper

Assistant Production Coordinator

Robert Jean

Production Assistant

Sha Johnson

Grip

Paul Kahil

Set Production Assistant

Yosuke Kamata

Set Production Assistant

Shauna Kellin

Scenic Artist

Tara Key

Song

Martin Kirchoff

Carpenter

Michele Lee Kirwan

Accounting Assistant

Pamela Koffler

Producer

Sheri Kornhaber

Makeup Assistant

Samantha Kreitzer

Production Coordinator

Nina Kuhn

Rigging Gaffer

Charlie Kulsziski

Art Director

Jon Kussmaul

Set Production Assistant

Joseph La Corte

Set Costumer

Michael Lachowski

Song

Richard Laurenzi

Scenic Artist

Corey Leavitt

Set Production Assistant

Anya Lebow

Assistant Set Decorator

Michael Lesser

Executive Producer

Michael Lewis

Production Secretary

Michael Lewis

Script Coordinator

George Leyung

Boom Operator

Alexis Li

Camera Assistant

Dave Lieber

On-Set Dresser

Brigitte Liebowitz

Assistant

Susan Lyall

Costume Designer

A. R. Brook Lynn

Art Department Coordinator

Chris Mackenzie

Digital Effects Artist

Bob Markus

Carpenter

Barbara Marsh

Song

Gary Mccafferty

Sound

Matthew J Mccue

Post-Production Coordinator

Daniel Mcintosh

Sound Mixer

Cam Mclauchlin

Visual Effects Editor

Grant Mclennan

Song

Charles Mcwhoter

Production Assistant

Brian Miksis

Sound Mixer

Michael R Miller

Editor

Elizabeth Mitchell

Song Performer

Melody Morgan

Assistant

Nick Morr

Art Department

Lyvan Munlyn

Charge Scenic Painter

Alix Narcisse

Scenic Artist

Liz Neveu

Set Production Assistant

Dan Nieves

On-Set Dresser

Mathew Noack

Location Assistant

Ali Norod

Assistant Director

Susan Ogu

Set Decorator

Shannon Olivaria

Office Production Assistant

Ben Padua

Production Assistant

Joseph Paone

On-Set Dresser

Celia Parker

Scenic Artist

Gary M Parker

Video Assist/Playback

George Pattison

Grip

Vincent Pierce

Grip

David Piltch

Music

Angel Pina

Caterer

Angelo Pina

Caterer

Bryan Place

Driver

Steve Podrang

On-Set Dresser

Michael Primmer

Sound

Marjorie Maye Pulice

Song

William Quigley

Driver

Noelysa Ramos

Scenic Artist

Moshe Raninowitz

Carpenter

Graham Reams

Driver

Aiden Redmond

Office Production Assistant

Nicholas Renbeck

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Tania Ribalow

Makeup

Marc Ribot

Music

Jacob Robinson

Visual Effects Editor

Andrew Rogers

Stand-In

Doreen Roman

Medic

Madder Rose

Song Performer

Laura Rosenthal

Casting Director

Gioacchino Antonio Rossini

Song

Bradley Rubenstein

Scenic Artist

Al Rubinstein

Grip

Donald Russell

Camera

Dean Sabatino

Song

Rebecca Sachs

Office Production Assistant

Sherryl Sachs

Scenic Artist

Yoshi Sanada

Electrician

Film Details

Also Known As
Mamá en apuros
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2009
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 23, 2009

Limited Release in United States October 23, 2009

Released in United States on Video February 23, 2010

Released in United States January 2009

Released in United States October 2009

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Opening Night) October 8-22, 2009.

Released in United States Fall October 23, 2009 (L.A., NY, SF, NJ, IL, MA, CT, CHI)

Limited Release in United States October 23, 2009

Released in United States on Video February 23, 2010

Released in United States January 2009 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) January 15-25, 2009.)

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Opening Night) October 8-22, 2009.)