MOMz captures the 2004 beginning of the continually increasing media attention as these bands first meet each other and converge in NYC for Mamapalooza in May of 2005. It follows the ups and downs of the bands thru May of 2006 when Mamapalooza has spread to over 30 cities worldwide including those in England and Australia. MOMz HOT ROCKs is both a documentary and a music video, it combines the best of both of these genres and brings the audience an entertaining look into how women--MOMz, take on the world, manage their full lives and make music to rock your socks off.
Kate Perotti has worked over 15 years directing and producing films, but her latest, which she shot and edited mostly herself, is the one that’s turning heads.
Perotti started filming in October 2004 while in New York for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. She stayed in town a few extra days and started filming after a Mamapalooza meeting inspired her. She originally started writing a narrative feature comedy about women of a certain age who knew each other from high school. After reading an article in the Wall Street Journal about five bands of moms throughout the country, her interest turned to middle-aged women who started rock bands. Some of the bands featured include the Mydols, Placenta, Motherlode Trio, and Rose’s band Housewives on Prozac.