Atlanta-produced web series Mommy Uncensored was awarded the “2013 Web Series Jury Award” at the 13th Annual Hollywood Black Film Festival.
The comedy follows the journey of Karen Wright, a working woman turned stay-at-home mom, as she struggles to find balance between motherhood, marriage and the manic moments intrinsic to both. Based on parenting taboos and real-life experiences, the show has gained a loyal following of urban-minded parents nationwide.
Executive Producer Justin Jordan, who co-produces the series with wife Charity Jordan, talked about the series’ big win.
“Just being invited to the festival was a thrill, but to actually win in a category? Now that was truly a blessing,” Jordan said.
The couple also walked away with third place in the HBFF Pitchathon where they presented the show’s concept to top entertainment executives including Richard Willis, Jr., Martin Pitts, Tyrone Lineberger, Karen Bolt, Devo Cutler-Rubenstein and Susan Lanot.
“Laughter has the power to heal,” said Charity Jordan, the creator and star of the series.
After 5 years of marriage and two children under the age of three, Charity said felt her picture-perfect life caving in on her.
“I felt like I had lost my identity,” she said. “The only place of solace was the bathroom.”
Charity said she began recording her bathroom confessions one day on a camera phone and the idea for Mommy Uncensored was born.
“I was simply trying to have a private moment on the toilet and the next thing I know, my husband rented lights, assembled a crew, was staying up all night editing and I was starring in a successful web series,” She laughs. “What a man…I guess my S@#! Is inspiring!”
Not only did the series share screen time with stars like Jennifer Hudson and Terrance Howard, but “Mommy Uncensored” was also chosen as an official selection of the Raindance Film Festival (UK), ATL WebFest (Oct 25-27) and the BronzesLens Film Festival (Nov 7-10). Now in production, Season 3 of the web series is set to release later this year. For more info on the web series, or to watch the first two full seasons, visit www.MommyUncensored.TV.