June 23

Mailuki Films’ Film Festival Darling “The Daphne Project” To Open Theatrically Beginning in NYC July 22nd Ahead of Fuse+ Release

“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. Co-directed, written & produced by Alec Tibaldi (the critically acclaimed “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 invites comparisons to another critical favorite “Curb Your Enthusiasm” with its perfectly timed comedic gems. The Daphne Project,” a film festival circuit darling  (including top Film Festival’s Geena Davis’s Bentonville Film Festival and St. Louis International Film Festival) 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.

“The Daphne Project” engaging cast is led by stars Zora Iman Crews (Amazon Prime’s “Legend’s Of Sleepy Hollow Anthology”), 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”).

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. “The Daphne Project” brings to life a story to teach each of us to stand up for ourselves, where otherwise we would be minimized and does so with wicked smarts and incredible humor. “The Daphne Project”  is a New York story not to be missed on the big screen this summer. 

“The Daphne Project” is co-directed, written & produced by Alec Tibaldi (the critically acclaimed “Spiral Farm”) and  Zora Iman Crews (Amazon Prime’s “Legend’s Of Sleepy Hollow Anthology”); with cinematography by Karleah Del Moral  (“TradeCraft”), and Ben Garst (”Back to the 80’s”); co-produced by Hani Saqr (”Black Coffee”), Dasha Khritankova (“Dream Café”), and Madeleine Tibaldi  (“Spiral Farm”); with editing by Ilana Rozin(“Black Widow”), and Diana Tay (“PEN15”);  and sound by Desta Wondirad.