When faith and women's rights
stand on opposite sides
The Small Miracles short film was lensed inside the historic Basilica of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in downtown Atlanta, setting the spiritual tone for the film. Filmed entirely in Georgia, the other locations include Decatur, Stone Mountain, Lithonia, and Covington, chosen to lend a distinct look of authenticity to the story.
Now in the start of the final post production phase, the project will be raising an additional budget for music license, original music, final mix, and color correction. Hopefully, we look forward to a Fall 2021 film festival circut and streaming on demand opportunities release date.
Small Miracles was finalist at the Sundance Writers Lab, and awarded grants from Georgia Council on the Arts, Women in Film, GPB (Georgia Public Broadcasting), Fulton County Council on the Arts, IMAGE Film/Video Atlanta, Atlanta Film Festival, City of Atlanta Cultural Arts Foundation. Most recently it recent production grants from California Center for Cultural Innovation and the Roy W. Dean Fellowship.
"Her Smart Choice"
The new feature film project highlights three generation of women fighting for choice over their bodies.
The Small Miracles project continues the short film story into the next generation, using the same actresses and actors who have now aged, adding to the authenticity.
Highlighting the hard choices our grandmothers made, Anita tells a story to her audience, as we realize she is speaking to her daughter, recounting struggles with her new found independence when Sammy, her husband, returned home from war to find a newly emancipated woman. But when prayers are ushered by their daughter Frances, for a baby sister, the answer puts Anita between faith and choice, when her chances of surviving are slim.
Writer /Director Toni Crey
Award winning independent filmmaker, Toni Pezone Crey attended the Arts Students League and School of Visual Art before attending NYU GF&TV Tisch School of the Arts. She studied on a Tisch Foundation scholarship at NYU Graduate Film & Television. Toni's NYU Thesis “Rest Stop”, won festival awards at the San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, and Big Muddy festivals. Toni's NYU Thesis film, “Rest Stop” premiered at Atlanta's High Museum, Atlanta Film Society's “Next Wave Filmmakers” series, and A&Es Short Stories . It was also widely distributed throughout European television, by Jane Balfour Films, London.
Recent work includes Toni's screenplay for "Laundromat d'Amour", workshopped at LA Tuesday's @Nine and produced as a web series. Her next project, "Normal Town", was produced as New Media Web Series in association with We Make Movies Los Angeles. Toni currently works as a Union Script Supervisor and Consultant for film and television, on independent films, such as "Zombiland 2 : Double Tap", and"Ozark".
This film is dedicated to Maryann Pezone
July 21, 1923-September 22,2019