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    50 EGGS, Inc. is an independent film and video production company. To contact us for a speaking engagement, film presentation, to produce a film, video or ad, or for other information about our films, please click here to email us or check out www.50eggs.com.  Also - for questions about orders, please email us or call our 50 Eggs offices at 781-237-3329.  CLICK HERE for Mazzio's blog.

    Other films from 50 Eggs.   

    Chronicles the stories of several inner city students (from Harlem to Compton and all points in between) as they compete in a nationwide business plan competition. What they learn in the process of becoming entrepreneurs indelibly changes their lives and destinies.  

    Released theatrically in a first-of-its-kind partnership with AMC Theatres (opening in New York, LA, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami and Kansas City), where AMC Theatres threw their doors open for free screenings for educators and their students, which were jammed. Tom Friedman, in the New York Times, wrote:  "Obama should arrange for this movie to be shown in every classroom in America.  It is the most inspirational, heartwarming film you will ever see."   In addition, the film was called “inspiring… should be compulsory viewing in high schools around the country” (Lael Lowenstein, Variety), “very well made” (Mike Hale, The New York Times), “important,” (Marshall Fine, Huffington Post), “gripping” (Nancy Colasurdo, FoxBusiness.com), “balanced with a raw truth telling” (Daryl Lockhart, The Black Box Office), “uplifting” (Siobhan O’Connor, GOOD Magazine), and “simply marvelous” (Curt Schleier, Film Soundoff).  The film has received extraordinary press in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Fortune Small Business, Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek.com, TheAtlanticWire.com, ABC News, MSNBC, Fox News, CNBC, NPR, and others.  The film had its broadcast debut on BET (Super Bowl Sunday - February 7, 2010) and Scholastic has released a companion book to the film, Teens Blast Off. Check out www.1098.com for more information.  To order, please click here.

    apple pie   Called "warm and illuminating, told with deftness and emotion... priceless" by The New York Times; "fantastic" - NPR; "heartwarming: - Los Angeles Times; "excellent" - CNN; and selected as a recommended pick by both Entertainment Weekly and TVGuide, Apple Pie, which aired on ESPN in 2002 and 2004, chronicles 11 stories of extraordinary athletes and their mothers, including NFL quarterback Drew and Barbara Bledsoe; soccer star Mia and Stephanie Hamm; NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and Lucille Harrison; Baseball star Kenny Lofton and his grandmother Rosie Lou; NBA Star Grant Hill and Janet Hill; Indy Car driver Sarah Fisher and Reba Fisher; NHL All-star Tony Granato, Olympic gold medalist Cammi Granato, and Natalie, among several other stories.  For more information about Apple Pie, please log onto www.applepiemovie.com. TO ORDER Apple Pie,  click here.

       A film about extraordinary entrepreneurs and their mothers, featuring Eve and Richard Branson (Virgin); Molly and Arthur Blank (Home Depot); Russell Simmons and his brothers Danny and Rev. Run (Def Jam), among others.  The film premiered at Babson College in April of 2004 and aired nationwide on CNNfn on Friday, May 7, 2004  and May 14, 2004.  Lemonade Stories was the subject of a USA Today cover story, complete with photos and a trailer on USA Today’s home page; a cover story on Forbes.com, ABC News.com, Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, NPR, Bloomberg Radio, CNNMoney.com, and also featured on CNN Headline News and ESPN’s Cold Pizza morning show.   Awarded 1st Place Judge's Commendation for Best Documentary at the 2005 Rhode Island International Film Festival.  For more information, please log onto www.lemonadestories.com.

    we are BlackRock. A film which chronicled the entrepreneurial spirit and rise behind one of the most successful asset management firms in the world, BlackRock (ticker: BLK).

    The team behind is:                                   

    Writer/Director/Executive Producer.

    Mary Mazzio, president of 50 Eggs LLC, an independent film production company, was formerly a partner with the law firm of Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer in Boston.  Mazzio was a member of the 1992 Olympic Rowing Team. Mary wrote, directed, and produced the award-winning films A Hero for Daisy ,  Apple Pie , and Lemonade Stories.  Her newest film is TEN9EIGHT.  Mary is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Georgetown Law School, and also attended Boston University's graduate film program.  A recipient of numerous awards including the Gracie Award; the 2003 Myra Sadker Equity Award; the 2001 Women's Sports Foundation Journalism Award; a Henry Luce Foundation Fellowship (to Korea) and the Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellowship (to France), Mazzio, a former partner with the law firm of Brown, Rudnick Freed & Gesmer in Boston, has served on a number of Boards of Directors including Shackleton Schools (a school dedicated to serving high school students who do not thrive in traditional classrooms), Sojourner House (a homeless shelter), The Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras,  The Head of the Charles Regatta, The National Rowing Foundation, and World TEAM Sports.                                                                        

    A public speaker in demand, Mary has spoken at numerous events and ceremonies (both corporate and educational) across the nation.  Click here for a list of speaking engagements.  To request an engagement, please contact the 50 Eggs offices at 781-237-3329 or email us by clicking here.

    Mary is willing to disclose her height, weight, and true hair color - but refuses to disclose her golf handicap, particularly after her performance at the Drew Bledsoe Celebrity Golf Tournament where she participated as celebrity (who nobody knew).  She  was, however, heckled by real celebrities - NFL great Lynn Swann and producer Bobby Farrelly (There's Something About Mary and Me, Myself, and Irene) for having brand new golf shoes.  She heckled back.

    Producers.

    RJ Casey, the principal of Redtree Productions, a nationally acclaimed production company located in Boston, is provided production support for this picture. Redtree specializes in the production of commercials for clients such as Volkswagen, The Hartford Company, DIVX, NYNEX, Playskool, McDonald's, Mercedes, and The Truth Campaign, among hundreds of others.

    Margie Sullivan, Senior Vice President and Director of Creative Services for Arnold Communications, also provided production support. Margie has been with Arnold Communications for 18 years and is a force in the creative world.

    Noreen Breslin Moross, a supervising producer for Apple Pie, owns and operates Panache Editorial in Boston, one of the premier editorial houses in the Northeast region.  Panache edits commercials for Fortune 500 companies. 

    Associate Producers.

    Eric Hamilton, formerly an associate producer with Cappy Productions in New York, worked with Bud Greenspan on Olympic documentaries. Eric, a former national rowing team member, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

    Theresa Mazzio, a vice president at Fidelity Investments, brought her considerable marketing expertise to this project. Theresa is a graduate of Manhattanville College and earned her MBA from Boston University.

    Other Team Players.

    The production team which is responsible for the success of A Hero for Daisy is nearly identical to the team which produced Apple Pie.

    Collin Cameron edited both A Hero for Daisy and Apple Pie.  While not editing projects for 50 Eggs, Collin edits commercials for Panache Editorial and is one of the most sought-after editors in the region.

    Ruth Mendelson composed the original music and soundtrack for both A Hero for Daisy and Apple Pie.  Ruth composes original music for hit television series, films, and commercials.  She also teaches film composition at the Berkeley School of Music in Boston, MA.

    Rebekah V. Michaels was the cinematographer for both A Hero for Daisy and Apple Pie.  Rebekah has worked extensively for a number of years in dramatic and documentary film.

    This project could not have been accomplished without the help and countless hours of those individuals, each of whom are listed on the Credits Page.