"The film does a great job of really showing us the characters’ lives and
not defining them strictly by their labels. Identity plays a role, of course,
but this isn’t a coming-out story, which is refreshing."
- Kat King, The Hollywood Times
"Despite the despicable nature of her character, Stacey Maltin is
quite good as Chrissie; she’s bubbly and energetic when she needs to
be, but also selfish and hatable during the darker moments of the story"
"Maltin delivers a solid and fearless performance. Her script doesn’t
sugarcoat the dangers they face. At times, viewers may feel
uncomfortable with the choices these wayward women make.
But that’s probably the point.
"Landing Up is a dark, yet heartfelt, story about resilience, love, and
the will to dream even when the world tells us not to. Stacey Maltin
does an excellent job as Chrissie; her struggle through the city is
palpable, and the on-screen dynamic between Maltin and Hines is touching."
"Not often do you get a movie that you feel you haven’t seen before
or heard the story told from a specific perspective. Landing Up is a
quality independent film, with good performances and engaging plot.
"Jones is an aching, vulnerable, and occasionally painful to watch
short film that gives us just a sliver, a true sliver, of what it looks
like and feels like when someone reaches that point of saying
to themselves, "Hey, I have a problem."
- Richard Propes, The Independent Film Critic
"Quite apart from being an emotionally involving exercise
in storytelling, this is a film that could seriously change someone's life.
The film uses a very personal story to tell a universal one: everyone has internal
struggles to deal with. When the heroine caves and opens her liquor cabinet, she f
inds a note-to-self saying: “Nice Try.” One AA meeting is not going to fix her problems,
just like there are no easy fixes for anybody’s internal struggles."
“Maltin has delivered a beautifully crafted film that is, in the end, a love story within a love story within a love story. With finely defined characters matched by solid performances, snappy music, and camera work (Dani Tenenbaum and Joel Crane) that highlights the motions and emotions of its players, TRIPLE THREAT is a welcome reminder of the energy and hope that is the lifeblood of theatre.”
- Herbert Paine, Broadway World
THE OTHER SIDE
Recorded in New York City, Franklin Leonard chats about THE OTHER SIDE with writer Stacey Maltin. Franklin and Stacey talk about how a secular Jew from San Francisco ended up being a voice-over actress in Israel, and then returned to Brooklyn to write about a Williamsburg hipster and a Hasidic Jew falling in love.
"The millenial musical has arrived and I'm here for it."