Woman Hollering Creek

Photo Credit: Mitro Hood

A naive young woman struggles to maintain her independence after she declares her love for her disinterested dollar store manager.    When you feel like your life is going backwards, are you really moving forward?

All Photos Credit: Mitro Hood


GRACE Donna Duplantier
MELVIN - Larry Gilliard, Jr.
MOTHER Maria Broom
MANAGER Jonathan D. Wray
CARLA Toyia Brown
LADY #1 Dawnyelle Butler
LADY #2 - Ugboaku Opara
LITTLE GIRL -  Ashley Bell


Best Maryland Film
Annapolis Film Festival


Annapolis Film Festival
Boston International Film Festival
Maryland Film Festival
Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival

Poster design by Alana Most


Scott Kecken & Joy Lusco Kecken 
Joy Lusco Kecken Writer
Scott Kecken - Editor
Josh James Assistant Editor
David Borden Composer
Andre Royo - Producer
Boots Shelton -  Director of Photography
Chip Byrd First Assistant Camera
Peter Deitrick First Assistant Camera
Louis Baker -  Second Assistant Camera
Sara Brandes -  Second Assistant Camera
Mitro Hood - Still Photographer
Sherry Olsen - Video Assist
G.T. Keplinger -  Sound Mixer
Lorenzo Millan -  Additional Sound
Travis Mays Boom
Richard Montgomery Production Designer
Sally Montgomery Set Decorator
Mary Hardcastle -   Set Decorator
Paula L. Eason -  Makeup Artist
Dona Adrian Costume Designer
Laura A. Schweigman -  Production Supervisor/Script Supervisor
Jeff Schmale Gaffer
Jason Hubert -  Gaffer
Andrew Kent -   Gaffer, Dolly Grip
Andrew Rabinivici - Dolly Grip
Chad Williams Dolly Grip
Brandon Sampson - Grip
Brenden Walsh - Grip
Wade Tyree - Grip
William Crest - Grip

During One afternoon in Los Angeles, I wrote the script that became Woman Hollering Creek. I didn’t have a title at the end of that wonderful creative session and I was missing a moment between Grace and Melvin that told where their relationship was going. Several weeks later, while driving cross-country from Los Angeles to Baltimore, I was able to fill in those gaps. On a L.A. freeway, I saw a man driving a beat-up car and gazing at the beautiful woman in the passenger seat with such love that it took my breath away. Unfortunately for him, the woman was ignoring him, gazing at the window, clearly wishing to be anywhere but in that car. I was struck by this image and determined to use in the film. A few days later I found myself in Texas crossing a bridge over Woman Hollering Creek. My title. Piece by piece, in a remarkably luxurious way, the film came together . . .
— Joy Lusco Kecken