Halfway
to
Fifty

There are many forms of guilt, but disappointing your mother solely by your existence is the guilt Amanda has to bear. And accept. After realizing that her mother had her at her current age of 25, Amanda realizes she’s the farthest thing from what her mom expected her to be: Straight, polished, and a doctor. Instead, Amanda is queer, political, and impulsive. The episodes highlight the two different yet paralleled lives of  mother and daughter. How will Amanda introduce her grown-up-self to a very Catholic, overly-doting, and judgemental mother?

Living in New York City as an adult, Amanda feels free...er. Amanda explores her sexuality, promiscuity with males and females, and tries using her voice more loudly to combat oppressive systems and the patriarchy. Though she is finding herself, Amanda is hindered by not feeling fully able to share her true authentic self with the person who matters the most - her mom. Being in therapy helps Amanda to realize that she fears losing her mother and how much that impacts her relationships. She tells herself she’s a hilarious badass bitch who doesn’t care about what mother thinks, but in reality, she’s walking on eggshells.

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Dubai Independent Film Festival
WINNER - Best Web Series 

ONYKO Film Awards
WINNER - Best Web/TV Series

Indie Eye Film Awards
WINNER - Best Actor

WINNER - Best Editing - London International Web  Shorts Film Festival UK - August 2021.pn
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Vesuvius International Film Fest
WINNER - Best Editing
WINNER - Best Cast
LA Women in Film Festival
Official Selection
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a meeting-of-age comedy... 

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MEET

THE CAST

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JOSHUR MAZZONE
AS CHRISTOPHER

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AMANDA FRANCES
AS AMANDA

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DIN GRANT
AS MOTHER GOTHEL

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JOHNATHAN VAN LAMSWEERDE
AS SEBASTIAN

GERALD CAESER
AS MICKEY

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GINA DIVITTORIO
AS MONICA

CAITLIN WRIGHT
AS SHANNON

HANNAH WHISENANT
AS MORGAN

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JACKIE KOSOFF
AS DARRON

SHABBI SHARIFI
AS AL

SIERRA SCHNACK
AS MAUREEN

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JILL ALLENBY
AS JESSICA

THOMAS EVERETT
AS TOMMY

ARIEL PACHECO
AS BRO

WITH APPEARANCES BY

EJ DAVIDSON

EMMA GAGE

CASSIE GHARNIT

MACK GORMAN

KIMBERLY IMMANUEL

KAT JANISZEWSKI

BEATRICE OWENS

MAGGIE PEARL

PAOLA JOAGUIN ROSSO

CATIE RYAN

LAURYN SCHNACK

DILLON SWANSON

JAKE WRIGHT

 

MEET

THE TEAM

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SIERRA SCHNACK
CREATOR, DIRECTOR + PRODUCER

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AMANDA FRANCES
CREATOR, WRITER + PRODUCER

CREW

DIRECTOR

KELLY MURRAY

PRODUCTION MANAGER

CAITLIN WRIGHT

SCRIPT SUPERVISOR

JOHN RESHETAR

DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

HILLARY HANAK

HANNAH WHISENANT

SOUND MIXERS/BOOM OPS

AMY KLEIN

HEATHER MONETTI

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS

JOSHUR MAZZONE

LAURYN SCHNACK

JAKE WRIGHT

EXECUTIVE CHEF

NICOLE OLIVER

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