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Film & TV News The Mayfly, Animated Short Film From Betty Buckley, Will Play Tribeca Festival

Created, written, and narrated by Tony winner Buckley, The Mayfly is a love letter to music and New York City.

Betty Buckley and a still from The Mayfly

The Mayfly, an animated short film created, written, and narrated by Tony winner Betty Buckley, has been selected to play the 2024 Tribeca Festival.

The film, which made its world premiere at the American Documentary and Animation Film Festival in Palm Springs, California, March 24, will be screened at the Manhattan festival June 8-15.

The short film was inspired by an event witnessed by Buckley at a Judy Collins concert at the Café Carlyle.

Buckley said in an earlier statement, “What I observed was so lovely—a mayfly, dancing as if part of the show itself. From this experience, the story of Megalyn emerged. It's a film that I hope encourages us to embrace our passions and break free from societal norms.”

READ: Why Betty Buckley Wanted to Make an Animated Film About a Mayfly

Animated traditionally in 2D, The Mayfly is the story of Megalyn Mayfly, who goes against all expectations and dedicates her short life to music and dance on a quest that takes her from Central Park West to the Upper East Side's Carlyle Hotel.

The Mayfly is directed by Emmy nominee Sue Perrotto with music composed by Grammy nominee Christian Jacob. BluBlu Studios is the animation house. The creative team also includes character designer Eugene Salandra, production designer Meryl Rosner, and storyboard artist Viki Anderson.

Melissa Coolidge and Bradford Coolidge produced with Buckley and Perrotto serving as executive producers.

Buckley, who can be seen in the new horror film Imaginary, will also return to Joe's Pub May 16-18.

Click here for more information about the Tribeca Festival.

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