Matri, born in Dearborn, Michigan in the mid 60s, a daughter to a mail order Russian bride, tells the sad tale of growing up with a narcissistic mother and how she discovered the American Dream the hard way. Made almost completely with old super 8mm footage found at swap meets and estate sales, this unique style of film will leave you appreciating your childhood. Who knows, it might be a true story…
Nomination: Local Film Showcase – Best Film Made By or Starring Military or Veterans
About the Filmmaker
Producer/Writer Jeanne Scott is from a military family and is a US Army veteran herself. Jeanne was stationed for most of her enlistment in the 1st Armored Division in Nurnberg, Germany as a personnel specialist. Her first position (1981) in the U.S. as a civilian was in the television branch (USATC) Ft. Dix, NJ where she had her hands-on training with all aspects of TV production. She has worked in the television and film industry ever since. Her production experience includes sports programs, training, commercials, PSAs, and short films. Jeanne has earned many industry awards and is a multi-Emmy award-winning producer. Other short films she produced are “The 5$ Movie”, “My Beautiful Wickedness”, “Barron” and “The Man I Want to Be”.
From San Diego area filmmakers, these short dramas range from two combat stories, a period piece, and a clever first-person memoirs.