Baby Blues

Synopsis: With her husband gone and the stress of family life rising, Mom suffers a psychotic break due to postpartum depression that compels her to exterminate her children: ages 10,7,4, and 3 months. Now hope for the family's survival rests on the shoulder of Jimmy, the eldest son and surrogate man of the house. Using his wits and intricate knowledge of the farm, Jimmy must try to protect his siblings while fending off the woman he has always known and loved as his mother. Thus, it comes down to the most epic of battles, Mother vs. Son, in the most horrific of scenarios.
Production: Allumination FilmWorks
  1 nomination.
85 min

The following is based on actual events

Rock-a-bye, baby on the treetop

When the wind blows the cradle will rock,

When the bough breaks the cradle will fall,

And down will come baby,

Cradle... and all...


- Sh*t!

- Sh*t

- You see that?

- Yeah, I saw, you got lucky.

- Hey, you wanna ride down to the levee.

- No, I got to get back.

My mom say you could spend the night

on saturday.

I got a new game on towering.

I'll see but I think my dad's

gonna be home.

Allright, come later.

- Hey Sammy, you wanna be a farmer

when you grow up?

- Yeah.

Here's to whackers.

Hey, mom I'm back.

Shuu... keep quiet.

your father is sleeping.

When'd he get back?

Just after you left for school.

He's been driving all night.

Where you've been?

I had batting practice after school.

So how long is he gonna be home?

He's leaving again tonight.

He's got a 24 hour turn around on

the penscaler.

What about my game?

Jimmy you know he won't be there.

But he never is.

You know it's not gonna be your game

until you finish your chores, right?

Did you feed Oscar his corn?


- Everybody's got a job to do, right.

- Yeah ma, I know.


- So finish Your food and get to it, okay?

- Okay.

Alright hmm?


- Yes.

- Get you back.

[Skipped item] So Emilee Estar Swanin,

She said marry a man's just gonna

be doing the mother for ten to five.

What a great man about weather.

I had a think of her in the highschool.

Honey, the only people who have to think

for an highschool is you.

[Skipped item]

Don't leave tonight. we can go back,

take our kids and we can go James town

like we used to.

Honey, you know that air-conditioner's

to fix don't you.

Besides...[Skipped item]

You think I should cut my hair.

Hair looks fine to me.

- I got a tear in my jeans, you will

patch'em up for lithe.

- Yeah.

What did I tell you Oscar, best shot

in the county.

Yeah? you don't talk with your mouth,

see you tomorrow.

- Hey pop.

- Hi chief, come here.

And what's you doing?

- You're on the course for tonight.

- When you're gonna be back?

- As soon as possible

- What about my game?

- Doing my best chief. I promise.

Dada, I think something is wrong with mamma.

She just seem so sad all the time.

That's normal.

Moms get that way sometimes

when having a new baby.

Your mamma was the same way when

catherine was born. She got over it.

But she's been acting real strange.

No, she's just tired. Now If you really

want to help out while I'm gone

You'll look after your brothers and sister.

think you can do that?

- Yeah.

- That's my boy.

You know what to do.

Briker, briker, this is Boshton

searching for some friendly ask.

Boshton this is Mandary...

What can I do for you?

Mandrake, what's your tewnty?

[Skipped item] 51 turn back 30 miles east of Laurens, over.

I'm not in the radar I'm a defensive caller, I need a guide

to leave me through the low country, over.

to Valdesta... not much Thomasville Tallahassee.

Rodger that Mandrake, thanks for the

heads up, over & out.

How do you do it cheif,

I couldn't have done better Myself.

Now you sit still while I get your brush.

It's alright lucy, don't be scared.

mamma's got you.

You're not even staying for dinner?

Honey, you know I make better

times at night.

Damn it! I'll get rid of this thing.

Then what you're gonna eat?

I'll get Something on the way.

Farewell little man.

He's sick.

Dirty every time I check him.

Nah he looks fine to me.

But if you want, you can call

and make appointment with Dr.Mann

Called father Simon, he puts the baptism

up to next sunday.


You know JC I can't afford to come down.

I can't wait.

You will try kinda make a difference.

[Skipped item] Jimmy went bad the last time he was talking.

Everything alright?

Baby, maybe you gotta go to the doctor. huh...

I'll be alright.

[Skipped item] I'm alright.

I was thinking...

...when we get Cathy a little sister.

You can have the odds little bit.

Maybe we'll work on that when I get back, huh?

Damn you really are a lot of candles,

there's only is a game & you're like that.

Alright you guys.

Nighty night.

Behave your selfves.

- and mind your mother.

- Bye, daddy.

- Bye, dad.

Hey dad.

What's it chief.


I'll be back as soon as possible

and I promise I'll be in the next one.



Now listen, you're the man of the house.

when I'm gone... you take good care of your little brothers and sister.

- Roger?

- Roger.

That's my boy!

[Baby crying from the baby monitor]

Mama, Nathan's crying

Yeah, honey, that's okay, thank you.

Here mama look what I made to you.

You got the whole family in

your painting.

I'm thursty, may I produce pogs.


aren't you are.

I want you to put this on the fridge

when you get one, okay?

Hey Kaiser any enemy sightings?

- Hey Jimbo.

- Hey Lester.

Are you through that big game tomorrow?

Yeah, I guess.

- When you get through come on and see me

I've got something to show you.

- alright.

Cock-a-doodle doo.

The sweat shop

Broads & Booze.

- Big sucker ain't it.

- Is it dead?

Yep, looks like Kaiser's got some fight left in him, after all.

Kaiser killed that?

You'll be surprised what an animal can do

to protect its own life.

That thing could ain't happen here now.

But... he's older than I am.

It ain't about age son.

It's about instinct.

Time don't change an animal's instinct.

One day rattle sankes will get best for Kaiser

and he'll die like a good warrior.

On the battle field.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy

with a slight chance of rain.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy

with a slight chance of rain.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy

with a slight chance of rain.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy...

Tonight will be mostly cloudy...

with a slight chance of rain.

There's rain.

Back to you Bob.

Hey mamma, can I sleep over at

Jake's home on saturday?

Cathy, get the doll off the table.

Please, ma.

Jake's mommy said it was alright.

(Hey, let go!)

You've got chores until night.

(mom! let go!)

(That's my doll!)

(Fathead! he won't let go.)

(Mom! let go of it.)

Let go of it. Stop it.

Mom! Mom!

Sammy stop, it's my doll.


Stop it! and you both be sorry.

It's all right mama.

I'll clean up.

Baby needs a bathing...

But you just gave him one.

[Skipped item] Let's go on okay, we've got work to do.




Mama, something's wrong with Nathan.



- Mama, m..?

- Shuuu!

You're gonna wake the baby.

Just something's wrong...

Mommy, Sammy made me spill my juice.

You filthy b*tch, you get over here this instant.

No mom! leave her...

Stop it mamma, please!

Stop it mama.

Stop, please stop.

Sammy, help me.

Drive her away.

Come on Cathy, wake up.

Oh! come on wake up!

Okay, Sammy mamma's sick,

take my bike and go get Lester.


( - 911) - Hello, I need an ambulance



Who broke my mother's mirror.

Go! Sammy, Go!

[Skipped item] Sammy O Christopher!

Come on Cathy, get up.

- I am giving you an order.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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