Lena Waithe to Produce ‘A Thousand and One,’ Directorial Debut of Sundance Fellow Av Rockwell

Lena Waithe to Produce ‘A Thousand and One,’ Directorial Debut of Sundance Fellow Av Rockwell
Lena Waithe will produce the directorial debut from A.V. Rockwell, a drama called “A Thousand And One” that will be produced equally by Focus Features, Sight Unseen, Makeready and Hillman Grad Productions.

Rockwell has received fellowships from Tribeca Film Institute, the Sundance Institute and the John S. Guggenheim Foundation, and she’s been named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film.

Rockwell also wrote the script for “A Thousand And One,” which tells the story of a woman who kidnaps a 6-year-old boy from the foster care system. Casting has yet to be set, but production is expected to begin next year. Here’s the full synopsis:

Convinced that it is one last, necessary crime on the path to redemption, unapologetic and free-spirited Ines kidnaps six-year-old Terry from the foster care system. Holding onto their secret and each other, mother and son set out to reclaim their home,
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