Raw Psychological Drama Reveals a Forbidden Secret of Sexual Abuse in MAMA

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C-Zar Ursulino to direct a short psychological drama that exposes a taboo side of child abuse, staring Amy Lynn Stewart and Chase Coleman.

“I’m showing a side of abuse that most people refuse to look at,” says Ursulino. “The most damaging part of any sexual abuse is the betrayal and denial. Sometimes you have to express horribly painful realities to cut through the silence."

Mama highlights the enduring pattern of child abuse through multiple generations, and the agonizing struggle of family members to stop it. Joe, a hardworking contractor, and his beautiful bride Heather enjoy fun and fast times. Through increasingly bizarre behavior the couple slowly begin to unravel their home, their family, and their lives. When a dark secret is revealed about Heather’s childhood, the couple’s son begins to suffer the consequences.

Ursulino has performed around the world as a singer, dancer, and actor. He is noted for freely expressing his passion through art, and employs multiple media in his presentations. Born in the slums of Rio, he achieved his dream of performing in America when he was 20. Broke, homeless, and alone, C-Zar lived in St. Andrews Church until he was able to get on his feet. And get on his feet he did. After attending the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, performing as a dancer and singer in the global tour of Witch Doktor, dancing on MTV’s the Grind, and producing two CD’s. Following his father’s footsteps, C-Zar enlisted in the Navy, and thanks the US military and the Veteran’s Administration for helping him attend film school and direct two acclaimed films.

“We’re excited about the opportunities for veterans who want to find work in the film business. As a Navy vet, I know the military experience can lend a lot to both the technical and creative sides of filmmaking,” said Georgia Hilton, Executive Producer of Mama.

“The New York Film Academy is proud to have a strong relationship with the VA which facilitates our homeward bound veterans with the opportunity of becoming filmmakers,” said Ben Pope, Director of Student Affairs at the New York City campus of NYFA, which also has schools in LA and Abu Dhabi, “Cesar Ursulino is a staple of our filmmaking community, and we’re looking forward to his thesis film.”

The film will be starring Amy Lynn Stewart, a brilliant new film talent with extensive theatrical experience, and Chase Coleman, who has appeared in Boardwalk Empire, The Good Wife, Gossip Girl, and a wide variety of films and commercials.

Principal photography begins in March 2011, with a release date set for June 15, 2011. To arrange for a press kit or interview with Mr Ursulino, or to attend the world premiere of Mama at Dolby Studios in New York City, contact Stacey Morris at Hilton Media Management.

Hilton Media Management is a full-service production company for film and television. Offering production, post-production, consulting, and promotional services, HMM can help greenlight your project. Current projects in production include the feature film Glow, TV shows Moving Dirt, WrestleHer, Super Sellers, and King of Clubs.

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