Raising Izzie

July 21, 2012
Bobbcat Films
Roger Bobb
Producer: Bobbcat Films / UpTV

A teenage orphan determined to stay with her little sister and a teacher who longs to become a mother are brought together by fate in this touching drama for the entire family. In the wake of their mother’s death, 14-year-old Gertie secretly becomes the guardian of her younger sister Izzie. Both know that if the authorities catch wind of their situation, they will likely be separated. They’re future together is looking increasingly uncertain when Gertie learns that her kindly teacher Mrs. Freeman and her husband are unable to conceive. More than anything, Mrs. Freeman wants to experience the joys of motherhood. Later, just when Gertie and Mrs. Freeman feel that they’ve been forsaken, they learn that families come in all different forms, and that God has a way of giving us exactly what we need, precisely when we need it most.

Matthew was called on by director, Roger Bobb to compose the original music for his first television film. This would be the first of several film and television projects Matthew composed for Roger Bobb and Bobbcat Films. The original music was created by using piano and strings. Raising Izzie has won several awards and can be seen on Netflix, TVOne, BET, and ABC Family.


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