The Surrogate is now available in virtual theaters nationwide
Never Rarely Sometimes Always Director Eliza Hittman will be moderating
a virtual Q&A on Sunday 6/14 at 6pm ET
Jess Harris (Jasmine Batchelor, “The Good Fight”), a 29 year old web designer for a nonprofit in Brooklyn, is ecstatic to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh (Chris Perfetti, “Looking”) and his husband Aaron (Sullivan Jones, Slave Play). Twelve weeks into the pregnancy, a prenatal test comes back with unexpected results that pose a moral dilemma. As they all consider the best course of action, the relationship between the three friends is put to the test.
Jeremy Hersh is a filmmaker and playwright based in New York. His short film Actresses premiered at Sundance 2015 where Time Out New York named it one of their five favorite shorts of the festival.Actresses went on to screen at SXSW, BAMCinemafest, and The New Orleans Film Festival, where it won the audience award for best narrative short. Jeremy’s undergraduate thesis film Natives premiered at SXSW 2013, and went on to play numerous festivals including BFI Flare in London. Jeremy was a fellow of the 2015 Film Society of Lincoln Center Artist Academy.
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Director: Jeremy Hersh Screenwriter: Jeremy Hersh
Cast: Jasmine Batchelor, Chris Perfetti, Sullivan Jones, Brooke Bloom, Tonya Pinkins,
Eboni Booth, Brandon Micheal Hall, Leon Lewis, Tiffany Villarin
Cinematographer: Mia Cioffi Henry
Editor: Cecilia Delgado
Executive Producer: David Chan, Sam Bathrick, Adam Barton, Alex Cullen, Ben Wiessner, Jim Cummings, Tony Gapastione Producers: Julie Christeas, Jonathan Blitstein, Taylor Hess, Jeremy Hersh
Distributor: Monument Releasing
Country: United States
Runtime: 93 mins