By Indiewire | Indiewire May 5, 2014 at 3:21PM
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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Elevator Pitch: "Ma/ddy" features Skylar Murphy, a genderqueer butch who lost her wife, Katie, in an accident. Before her death, the couple had been trying to conceive using invitro fertilization. It is now a year after Katie's passing, and Skylar has made the decision to carry their child using one of Katie's fertilized eggs. Skylar works as a veterinarian at a rescue shelter in Los Angeles. At its core, "Ma/ddy" is a story about facing grief through enduring love and the obstacles Skylar must overcome to create the family she's always dreamed of.
Devon Kirkpatrick (Writer/Director)
Moira Morel (Cinematographer) - The Punk Singer
About the Production: We are witnessing a radical change in American culture as ideas of
family are being redefined personally and projected in the media. The
queer community especially is at the heart of this idea of "alternative
families" as legal support increases for gay adoptions and marriage
equality state by state. Ma/ddy represents a current generation of the
queer community contending with the unique challenges in creating a
family and creating one that is authentic to them. These challenges
aren't just within the larger context of mainstream society, but also in
the nuanced ideas of gender and identity among fellow queers.
For more information and to support this project: Indiegogo Page