Mailuki Films wickedly satirical, smart, mockumentary comedy, “The Daphne Project” stars Daphne Wilco (Zora Iman Crews), actress and social justice warrior, hilariously wreaking havoc on an off-off Broadway production of Euripides’ “The Bacchae” in the name of progress, her progress.
Also starring in The Daphne Project are Jake Horowitz (Amazon Studios’ “The Vast of Night”, Luca Guadagnino’s Bones and All), April Lavelle (HBO Max’s “The Flight Attendant”), Reed Lancaster (“Gold”), Geena Quintos, Annie-Sage Whitehurst (“Roadside Assistance”), Yael Rizowy (“Trying Hard”), Ed Norwood (“Spiral Farm”), Austin Letorney (“Magnolia Flowers”), Duncan Menaker (“Cilla”), and Piper De Palma (“Spiral Farm”).
The film has screened at multiple film festivals including Geena Davis’s Bentonville Film Festival and St. Louis International Film Festival.
Co-directed, written and produced by Alec Tibaldi (Spiral Farm) and Zora Iman Crews (Amazon Prime’s “Legend’s Of Sleepy Hollow Anthology”), this quick moving New York centric stage driven feature film will open in theatres beginning in New York with the Quad Cinema on July 22nd, with the filmmakers in attendance for Q&A’s, ahead of its platform release through Fuse+ later this year.
“We are thrilled to be sharing this film with New York audiences, as it is a love letter to the city that raised and inspired us. We are also excited to be partnering with Fuse +, as part of their Filmmakers to Watch Series, who will stream the film to audiences around the world. We are endlessly grateful to our cast and crew for believing in this story and to the Bentonville Film Foundation for their support of this film. We hope audiences have as much fun watching it as we did making it!” state filmmakers Tibaldi and Crews.
Perfectly interwoven into this clever comedy are the filmmakers’ own experiences, Zora Iman Crews’ prolific classical stage work and the very real experience of being the only woman of color in a project, and Alec Tibaldi’s an emerging filmmaker tackling the ever-changing independent film world.
Watch the teaser trailer for The Daphne Project.