The men who share their stories will show how mama's boys grew up to become mama's men, matured and active participants in making the American dream come true. By telling the unique stories of individuals we will reveal the common culture of the first, second and third generation Italian-Americans.
Inclusion StatementAs an older, 2nd generation Italian American woman, I'm excited to provide this way for these men to share their stories so their children, grandchildren and generations of family and friends to come will enjoy. And, if you're Italian, you're famiglia! Amici and amiche are welcomed, too!
About The Project
Coming to a new country is always about the hope for a better life.
Whether they arrived as young girls or adult women, once they had children, Italian mothers invested their hopes and dreams in their sons as builders of tomorrow and their daughters as enduring sources of love and faith.
MAMA'S MEN demonstrates how mothers raised their sons to become responsible, proud Italian Americans despite the political and cultural prejudices against them. Using a variety of methods, these loving women pushed their sons to become educated, to embrace the American spirit and to contribute to building a strong, resilient country in the 20th century and beyond.
The men who share their stories will show how mama's boys grew up to become mama's men, matured and active participants in making the American dream come true in a variety of industries that built a great America. Telling the unique stories of individuals will reveal the common culture of the second and third generation Italian Americans and their families so the children will know their roots.
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About This Team
I'm a second generation Italian woman who has worked in theater, film and television. I'm an award winning writer, script consultant and writer's coach. This is the first time I'm stepping up to producer since my film school project.
Leigh Peterson, a talented actress, is shining her starlight out to help people learn about this film.
Jeidy Soto is an accomplished filmmaker who brings experience and expertise to our project as well as her wisdom gained from her military service.
Alex P. Michaels and his Prelude2Cinema Organization work to support film production and filmmakers in Northeast Ohio.