Moving Image Fund Grants Directory

LEF New England launched the Moving Image Fund (MIF) in 2002 to support independent film and video artists creating new work.Through MIF, LEF provides funding across all phases of production, supporting films from the early risk-taking stage, through a film's completion.

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American Wake

Maureen Foley
Lucia Small, Maureen Foley, Bill Haney
Grant Awarded
$10,000 - 2002
$10,000 - 2003
Type of Film
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Hazelwood Films

Film Synopsis

A narrative film about identity and finding the path that sets you free. Maureen Foley's delicately nuanced AMERICAN WAKE tells the parallel stories of a fireman and a musician, both discovering the difference between what's expected of them and the men they really are.

About the Director(s)

Maureen Foley is a director, writer and producer. Her debut feature, HOME BEFORE DARK, was named Best American Independent Film at the 1997 Hamptons International Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury Prize. In the US, it was exhibited theatrically and aired on Showtime, Lifetime and PBS. Her second film, AMERICAN WAKE, had its world premiere at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Maureen also wrote and directed the award-winning short film For the Cure for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.


Official Selection: Democratic National Convention (World Premiere); Galway Film Fleadh; Boston Film Festival; Indiefest Chicago; Ojai Film Festival

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