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A feature film written and directed by Emily Ray Reese that follows Lucinda, a 13 year old girl growing up in rural New Mexico.
484 backers pledged $50,966 to help bring this project to life.

We're in New Mexico and a special announcement!!

Posted by Emily Ray Reese (Creator)

Hi Friends!

It's been a while, but we are so very thrilled to let you guys know whats been going on! Since IFP it's been a whirlwind, with meetings, script rewrites and casting. Emily and Tati are now in New Mexico visiting all of our incredible locations, chatting with local businesses and schools and making the rounds with folks who might be interested in getting involved with the film. It's gorgeous here, the stars go on forever and the snow is just touching the peaks of the mountains - such a relief from NY! It's hard to imagine why so few films have been shot in this incredible valley. 

We also wanted to announce that Laura Heberton, producer extraordinaire, has signed on as our incredible Executive Producer. Laura met the team at IFP (thanks IFP!!) and felt that the story was so unique and special that she just had to join the effort to bring it to life. Laura has recently produced/executive produced a number of award-winning, critically-acclaimed features by emerging talent: Matthew Porterfield's I Used to Be Darker (Sundance and Berlin 2013); Lance Edmands's forthcoming Bluebird (a two-time SFFS/KRF grant recipient); Jonathan Lisecki's Gayby (SXSW 2012); Andrew Neel's King Kelly (SXSW 2012) and Andrew Semans's Nancy, Please (Tribeca 2012). We're so thrilled to have her join our team and excited for what the next few months will bring. 

In the meantime, are you in New Mexico? Would you like to get involved with Baby Lu beyond Kickstarter? We'd love to meet you! Let us know or if you have any suggestions for places to visit, we'll happily make the time. 

Thank you all for your patience and incredible commitment to this project. Every month moves us forward and we're so happy to have such a great group urging us on! 

Below is a photo of late morning outside Emily's family home. Can you picture Baby Lu and Zeus walking in the distance? 

Best wishes, The Baby Lu Team 

instagram: @babylumovie
twitter: @babylumovie 

ps. more photo updates and a video will be coming your way soon! 

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      Katie Thrash on

      Beautiful!!! Exciting to hear/see your updates!

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      Ana Chavez on

      I am so thrilled to hear this news. I am In Taos, NM. I am a native New Mexican and I had my formative years in Eagle Nest and knew Zeus, and Emily since she was a baby. So happy to see this film come to fruition.
      There are incredible places to visit, one of them being the Taos Pueblo and the beauty of this area is phenomenal.
      I also am an actor on stage and film and would love to audition for this film, if you are holding auditions. Because I was around for the whole story I feel I could bring an authentic portrayal to the film, if indeed you are interested. I lived in Eagle Nest from 74 till 88 and would be honored to work with this project.

    3. Maura McKnight on

      This is SO exciting! To see how far you've come since your Kickstarter was born is a true testament to your commitment to bringing your beautiful story to life on screen. I'm proud of you, and your team :-)