You Are Not My Mother | Kate Dolan Interview [Exclusive]

You Are Not My Mother directed by Kate Nolan

You Are Not My Mother directed by Kate Nolan

Kate Dolan wanted to create a coming-of-age story based on the Irish folklore of faeries in You Are Not My Mother. Based on traditions and tales, she crafted a horror film that haunts you about the ideas of doppelgangers and changelings.

The film stars Hazel Doupe (Float Like a Butterfly, Into the Badlands) and Carolyn Bracken (Dublin Murders, Line of Duty). Dolan wrote and directed the movie.

Here is the official synopsis:

It’s the week before Halloween. Char’s bedridden mother, Angela, has mysteriously gone missing. All that remains is her abandoned car parked in the middle of a field. When Angela returns home to their North Dublin estate the following evening without explanation, it becomes clear to Char and her grandmother, Rita, that something is amiss. She might look and sound the same, but Angela’s behavior has become increasingly erratic and frightening as if she has been replaced by a malevolent force. As Halloween approaches, a night steeped in ancient Irish myth and legend, Char must unearth the dark secrets of her family in order to uncover the truth behind her mother’s disappearance and save her, even if it means potentially losing her forever.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with writer and director Kate Dolan on the Irish folklore of the changelings, faeries, the young actress Hazel Doupe, and the magical makeup features for Carolyn Bracken.

Kate Dolan graduated from National Film School, IADT in 2012. After many years directing commercials and music videos, she was selected in 2014 for Berlinale Talents, in which she directed the short film Little Doll and it premiered at the Berlinale. Her next short film Catcalls premiered in 2017 at many festivals, including BFI London Film Festival and Fantastic Fest. In 2019, she was listed as Ireland’s leading emerging creatives under 30 and selected to take part in Guiding Lights, United Kingdom’s leading mentoring scheme for filmmakers. You Are Not My Mother is her feature film directorial debut.

You Are Not My Mother is in select theaters and On Demand this Friday, March 25.

Watch the exclusive interview with director Kate Dolan below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Magnet Releasing

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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