Directed by Megan Mayes
Lucy accepts a harrowing dance with the past.
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Megan Mayes is a director and producer who grew up in Detroit, where the highlight of her childhood was rallying the neighborhood kids into making movies on VHS tape. Landing in New York years later, at 21, she founded Plastic Tree Pictures, producing her first feature film, “Rooftops.” In the years since, she has honed skills as a filmmaker in multiple disciplines, producing films that have screened at dozens of festivals and won multiple awards. Alongside her brother, Josh Mayes, and other collaborators, she has three completed feature-length scripts with which she aims to continue her move into directing, which began with this piece.
In early 2021, Gabriella Piazza approached me, after years of collaborating as producers, with a short film idea she was always inspired by. A window into a moment in life where one must face the hardest reality imaginable: The loss of one’s soulmate. Gabriella is an extraordinary actor, and her passion for this concept lit a fire in me — we both became fascinated. After entrusting me as director, we embarked on a thrilling journey to create this experimental piece. It has been an invigorating collaborative process, and I am grateful to be making my solo directorial debut with this work!