"Spellbinding and fiercely original...a silent film that is anything but quiet." - Indiewire
"Ma is astonishing, and easily one of the most brazen and beautiful independent films I’ve seen in years." - Hammer To Nail
"It marks the arrival of one of the most unique new voice's in American Cinema." - Bright Ideas Magazine
MA is Celia's award winning debut feature, which she wrote, directed, choreographed and starred in. Entirely dialogue free, it tells the story of a virgin mother on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas to give birth to our savior.
After have a work-in-progress screening at MOMA Ps1 as part of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, MA had its World Premiere at the 2015 Venice Film Festival. It then went on to screen internationally and domestically at over forty festivals worldwide, winning the Breakthrough Audience award at AFI Film Festival, the Independent Visions Award at Sarasota Film Festival, the Juice Award at Ashland Independent Film Festival, the One in a Million Award at Sun Valley Film Festival, the Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking Award at Indie Memphis, and the Clint Howard Character Actor Award at Sidewalk Film Festival, among several others.
MA released theatrically January 2017 in NYC, Chicago, and LA. It is available for purchase here.