Three Mothers


Quick stats about the movie

Disconnected from her pregnant daughter by several time zones and her impetuous nature, Barbara longs to be a part of her grandchild’s birth in London, England. But is she wanted?

Creative team

Writer/director: Daniel I. Schachter
Producer: Aisling Chin-Yee

Director’s statement

Daniel I. Schachter says:

“After I made this film, several people said to me ‘Wow, you really understand women!’

Yeah, right.

I’d like to come clean. I don’t know anything about ‘women.’ I don’t know anything about anything. My friends can attest to that.

There is a myth about film directors, one that directors themselves like to perpetuate, that they are in control, that they are all-knowing, at least as far as the world of their film is concerned. But one of the wisest directors said that 90% of the job is choosing actors and he didn’t have anything to do with the best moments in any of his films.

I think that the best thing about Three Mothers are the actresses. And I would like to thank them – Linda Smith, Miriam Samuels, and Jenna Wright – for being so good in the film.”

About Daniel I. Schachter


Daniel is a filmmaker and songwriter from Montreal, Quebec.

In 2007, he directed a short documentary on singer/painter David Macleod, a National Film Board production.

In 2008, Schachter wrote and directed Three Mothers. The screenplay won the Grand Prix at Cours Écrire ton Court, a writing competition hosted by the Festival du nouveau cinema in Montreal.

Daniel is currently recording his first solo album, writing a feature film screenplay and developing an animation series for the web.

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