The world premiere of Tucia Lyman’s thought-provoking thriller M.O.M. (Mothers of Monsters). Melinda Page Hamilton (Netflix’s “Messiah”, “How to Get Away with Murder”) headlines as a troubled single mother who fears that her teenage son, played by Bailey Edwards in a star-making debut, is a duplicitous psychopath. Desperate to know if her son is capable of murder, she begins recording him at home on a network of spy cameras. Based in large part on the testimonies and journals of real school shooters and their parents, M.O.M. (Mothers of Monsters) captures the deeply dysfunctional relationship between mother and son through a powerfully intimate found footage style of shooting.
“From its inception, this was not a film intended to offer concrete solutions or resolve,” said Lyman. “It is a real-life horror and a true reflection of violence in today’s society.”
M.O.M. (Mothers of Monsters) will open in Los Angeles for a weeklong run at the Arena Cinelounge on Friday the 13th of March.
Synopsis: A distraught mother (Hamilton) suspects her teenage son (Edwards) is plotting a school shooting, but when he slips through the cracks of the system, she is forced to take matters into her own hands. After installing an elaborate spy camera system in their home, Abbey captures a series of disturbing videos that confirm her worst fears.
Torn between a mother’s unconditional love and a mother’s acute intuition, Abbey caters her videos to all the other “mothers of monsters” online. Abbey’s plan backfires when Jacob uses a dark family secret against her, launching both mother and son on a terrifying, and ultimately deadly, game of cat and mouse.