After showing the world the unconventional mating and scandalous sex lives of animals in her Webby-award winning, internationally acclaimed short film series GREEN PORNO and SEDUCE ME, Isabella Rossellini returns to Sundance Channel and sets her provocative lens on creatures’ rites of passage into motherhood in her latest series MAMMAS, airing on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12. In addition, Rossellini will bring the shorts to the Berlin Film Festival, this February (February 7-17th), where they will screen as part of Berlin’s Forum Expanded program. The webseries will be available simultaneously on Sundancechannel.com.
Featuring fantastical costumes and weirdly delightful enactments, the actress writes, directs and slips into the role of animal mother in nine episodes of "MAMMAS", playing non-traditional creatures and the different ways their maternal instinct is put into action in nature. From cuckoos who willingly hand their young to another mother to fiercely loving wasps who bury animals alive for baby food, Isabella’s entertaining and educational portrayals will show varying ways mothers provide for their offspring. (Source: Sundance Channel)