Greene County, Virginia. January 1921.
As a brutal blizzard strikes her home, Mildred, a young, steely farmer's wife, finds her husband has fallen terribly ill. That same night, Mildred discovers George, a World War I veteran, collapsed on her doorstep and hauls him inside to save his life. As he regains his strength, their growing bond unearths secrets each would rather keep hidden.
Lain Kienzle - Director
Lain comes from a long line of tough southern women but grew up across the Midwest and East Coast, visiting friends' farms with her Aunt Betty, baking with her mom, and tackling filmmaking challenges wherever they might arise.
Since receiving her BFA with honors in Film and TV Production from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Lain has worked all over the production world, holding the titles of Production Coordinator, Producer, First Assistant Director and more at companies like BBC Worldwide, BrenesCo, and 1st Avenue Machine. Her favorite television credits include Quantico, The Blacklist and 30 Rock.
The Mouse and the Lion is currently in the pre-production phase. We are looking for contributions to help support our journey. We are partnered with Cinefemme, so all donations $200 and up are tax deductible!