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Project of the Day: ‘Ma/ddy’

Project of the Day: 'Ma/ddy'

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Tweetable Logline: A genderqueer widow carries a child using her late wife’s egg, creating a
family that will forever link her to the love of her life.

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. 

Production Team:

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.

Current Status: Fundraising

For more information and to support this project: Indiegogo Page 

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