Good Bones



It all started when…

In the summer of 2016, Maggie Smith sat in a Starbucks in Bexley, Ohio, and wrote a poem. “Life is short, though I keep this from my children,” it began. Smith had no idea that she was setting down the first lines of a work that would seize the mood — and social-media accounts — of so many people in the tumultuous year that was 2016.  A year later Anais La Rocca teamed up with Maggie Smith to bring this poem to life in the short film “Good Bones”.

Good Bones is a heartfelt work that grapples with pain, injustice, unfairness and disillusionment— all in a fantastical story told through the eyes of a six year old girl and the voice of her mother. Written, directed, produced and post produced by an all female team, this film embodies the power, strength and courage within women, and our responsibility to pass on and teach this courage to our little girls. 


A Film By  Anais La Rocca
A Poem By Maggie Smith

Executive Producers: Todd Boss, Egg Creative, Claire McGirr
The Mill: Ian Bearce, Zu Al-Kadiri
Starring: Tamayo Toler, Natalia Rodriquez, Sufyan Sigg

Produced By Tia Perkins
Director of Photography: Adam Carboni

Post Producer: Cynthia Louissant
Editor: Leanne Belgiorno
VFX Supervisor: Kieran Harrahan
Colorist: Michael Rossiter

Original Music By Dario Eskenazi
Sound Design By Gramercy Post
Title Design by Delcan & Co.