Interview: Matt Cohen Talks Directing and Launching Indiegogo Campaign for Short Film ‘Mama Bear’ [EXCLUSIVE]

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Matt Cohen dropped some big news today – he’s launching a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo to direct a short film, titled Mama Bear! We got the opportunity to sit down with Matt and he told us all about it!

The short was written by Lee Ehlers and Matt will direct it. The short, as Matt told us, has a female main character that, “has 24 hours to save her four year old and find him a liver transplant, and the only viable donor is the ex-kingpin/drug lord/piece of s*** boyfriend of hers.” Matt talked about wanting to see a kick-ass female on screen, and wanting it to feel like, “the female Punisher in a sense.” It’s slated to be a short film, which he hopes will eventually turn into a feature-length film.

Mama Bear will star Matt’s wife, the incredibly talented Mandy Musgrave (South of Nowhere, Kings of Con) as the title character. He told us that he was excited to showcase Mandy’s return back to acting. He could not rave about her enough, and we’re so excited to see Mandy’s return!

Other familiar names will appear in the short that you may know, including Rob Benedict, Richard Speight, Jr., Kim Rhodes, Briana Buckmaster, Jason Manns, Jim Beaver, and Adam Fergus.

Matt hopes to keep the campaign open through production, so he can update perks from filming. He also wants to provide video diaries to take fans through the process of the project. As of now, his plans are to shoot the short in four days, with production hopefully wrapping in mid-November.

He stated that this is the result of all of the fans, and that, “this is something I get to do with you guys…I’ve sat in many meet and greets, talked about directing, and fans have looked at me and gone, ‘okay, so go and do it. When are you going to do it?’ Now. I’m gonna do it right now.” Matt goes on to state, “the fans have kept our hearts pumping for years now.”

This is Matt’s dream, and he’s sharing it with all of us. One thing is for sure, we’ll all be here to help him achieve it.

Find out more about the Indiegogo campaign here, and let’s support Matt!

You can watch our full interview with Matt below!


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