2018 FILMS

My Mom and the Girl

United States / 2016 / 19 minutes 45 seconds

You Gotta A Friend In Me

Sun / June 10 / 1:30pm

My Mom and the Girl


Dinner with friends takes a dark turn and leads a retired jazz singer (Valerie Harper) suffering with Alzheimer's and her caregiver (Liz Torres) to a proverbial crossroads on the streets of East Los Angeles where they encounter The Girl (Harmony Santana) and the three very disparate -- desperate -- women pull each other back into the light.


Carmel International Film Festival
Edmonton International Film Festival
WayDown International FIlm Festival
Atlanta ShortsFest (Best Actor - Valerie Harper)
Rhode Island International Film Festival
Palm Springs International ShortFest
American Pavilion Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at The Cannes Film Festival (Honorable Mention-LGBTQ Short Film, KCET Cut Winner)
Newport Beach FIlm Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival (Programmers Choice-Best Short)
Cinequest International Film Festival
Sedona International Film Festival
Anchorage International Film Festival
Connect Film Festival
Melbourne Interntional Film Festival (Best Picture/Best Director Awards)
LA Femme International Film Festival
LA Shorts
Best Shorts Film Festival (Award of Excellence Women Filmmaker)
IndieFEST (Best Leading Actress - Valerie Harper)


Director: Susie Singer Carter
Writers: Susie Singer Carter
Producers: Susie Singer Carter, Don Priess, Romell Foster-Owens, Tony Cacciotti
Key Cast: Valerie Harper, Liz Torres, Harmony Santana, Susie Singer Carter
DP: Chris Tufty