Mother's Little Helpers

Mother's Little Helpers

When Joy Pride, a groovy 70’s burn-out on the caboose of the flower power movement, learns she has weeks to live, her estranged children come together to do right by a mother who always did them wrong.

Mother's Little Helpers is a funny dysfunctional family drama, based on true events, about how family ties can twist and tear you-- and though they may not break you, they might send you to prison.

The film is about deconstructing tall tales and saying goodbye to a parent- but someone who was *barely* a parent. More like someone who was your friend's drug dealer.

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Kestrin Pantera




Director: Kestrin Pantera
Executive Producer: BoldMP, Subtractive, Jonathan Grubb, Breeda Wool
Producer: Eva Kim, Tammy Sanchez
Screenwriter: Kestrin Pantera
Cinematographer: Meena Singh
Editor: Alex MacKenzie
Production Designer: Christopher Daniels
Sound Designer: Subtractive
Music: Matt Friedman
Principal Cast: Milana Vayntrub, Breeda Wool, Melanie Hutsell, David Giuntoli, Sam Littlefield, Kestrin Pantera, Cool Benson, Rick Overton, Mike Rose
Additional Credits: Additional Camera: Jeff Powers, Additional Camera: Judy Phu, co-writer: Milana Vayntrub, co-writer: Breeda Wool, co-writer: Melanie Hutsell, co-writer: Sam Littlefield, AD: Naomi Rhema, Associate Producer: John Bernstein, Additional Camera: Renni Pollock, Additional Camera: John Roney


Public Film Contact
Michael Kaleda
KP2 Productions/boldMP
(310) 706-1475
Publicity Contact
Nastasya Morauw
310 402 1431
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, LGBTQ, Music
Screening Section: Narrative Spotlight
Screening Format: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 98:35 mins