• Director

    Eleva Singleton

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2019, 12 min

  • Category

    Short Narrative

  • Format

    Digital (screening) – Digital (shooting)

  • Festival Year


Cast: TinseRose Torres, Tania Coulter
Crew: Producers: Eleva Singleton – Screenwriters: Eleva Singleton – associate producer: Stephanie Blakley, Keshia Chavers – Cinematographer: Ahmed Hamad – Original music: Ronnie Malley – Editor: Ahmed Hamad

The New Mother is a 12 minute short experimental drama which explores the delicate paradigm shift between an aging mother and her adult daughter who becomes her caregiver… We explore the stages of grief/acceptance/understanding/and new beginnings in this suspenseful psychological silent film.

“The New Mother” is Eleva Singleton’s third short film since her Midwest Emmy nominated film” SHINEMEN “, and “Conversations”. Eleva honed her film craft working in Hollywood on several films such as “What’s Love Got to Do With It”, “Sister Act 2 Back in the Habit”, ” Boys on the Side”, and’ Deep Cover”. Eleva attended the University of Illinois, Columbia College, The William Esper School in N.Y, and most recently completed the DVID Fellowship Program with Kartemquin Productions.

Filmmaker’s Note

As a storyteller , it is important to me to create films that everyone can relate to.The New Mother is a universal story about life, love, sacrifice, and ultimately understanding regarding the role reversal that happens as our parents grow older. The New Mother is becoming a movement where both men and women can express their thoughts and feelings as caregivers for the first time. By creating a silent film, the personal experiences of the audience become a part of a universal narrative.