Tia Brelis

Director, Screenwriter
Director and screenwriter whose feature debut "Trading Mom" (1994) was adapted from her mother Nancy Brelis's book, "The Mummy Market" (1966). A family-oriented film with a updated fairy tale quality, it featured Sissy ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (1)

Trading Mom 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Director and screenwriter whose feature debut "Trading Mom" (1994) was adapted from her mother Nancy Brelis's book, "The Mummy Market" (1966). A family-oriented film with a updated fairy tale quality, it featured Sissy Spacek as a single mother, traded in by her 12 year-old daughter Anna Chlumsky and her two sons at a place called the Mommy Market where the kids can choose their own new and improved mother. All three alternative mothers were played by Spacek.

Relationships

Nancy Brelis

Mother
wrote the children's book, "The Mummy Market", published in 1966, upon which the film, "Trading Mom" (1994) was based

EDUCATION

Hunter College

New York , New York

New York University

New York , New York

Milestones

1994

Feature directorial and screenwriting debut, "Trading Mom"

Received NYU Best Director Award for her thesis film "The Decision"

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