Jonathan Lisecki USA / 2012 / 90 minutes
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Jenn and Matt are best friends from college who are now in their 30s. Single by choice, Jenn spends her days teaching hot yoga and running errands for her boss. Matt suffers from comic-book writer’s block and can’t get over his ex-boyfriend. They decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together… the old-fashioned way. Can they navigate the serious and unexpected snags they hit as they attempt to get their careers and dating lives back on track in preparation for parenthood? Gayby is an irreverent comedy about friendship, growing older, sex, loneliness, and the family you chose.
BIO: Gayby is writer/director Jonathan Lisecki¹s first feature film. Since premiering at the 2012 SXSW festival, the film has won the Audience Award for Best Feature and a Jury Prize for Best Acting Ensemble at the Ashland Film Festival, and a Special Jury Prize at IFFBoston. Gayby is a full-length version of the celebrated short film of the same title, which played at over
100 festivals on six continents since its premiere at Slamdance in 2010, and received multiple jury prizes and audience awards at such festivals as Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Arizona and Palm Springs ShortFest. It¹s available on the 15th edition of the Wholphin collection. Lisecki¹s first short film, Woman in Burka, won various awards, including the 2008 Spirit of Slamdance Award for its debut, and was featured on the 12th edition of Wholphin. Before turning to filmmaking Lisecki worked extensively in independent theatre. He lives in New York with his husband.
Cast/Featuring: Jenn Harris, Matthew Wilkas, Mike Doyle, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Jack Ferver, Jonathan Lisecki, Louis Cancelmi, Alycia Delmore, Sarita Choudhury, Dulé Hill
Executive Producer(s): Zeke Farrow, Laura Heberton
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