Baby Hungry is a short fiction film shot by an award-winning team that’s just trying to get some recognition in the filmmaking world.
Synopsis – Worlds collide after an affluent gay couple finds out that the immigrant woman who was supposed to carry their baby for them has moved back to Ecuador and her “agent” offers his wife’s womb as an alternative.
Brief History of the Project – “Baby Hungry” was shot over the course of two weekends earlier this year, and we’ve had a final cut of the film for roughly a month now. None of us are in any position financially to pay for the rest of the work (we’ve already spent what we can getting the project to this point). So this is where you come in...
The Plan – What would we use this money for? There are still a few things left to do on the film itself—color correction, final audio mix, etc. But festivals are where it starts to get really expensive. Submitting to festivals is the way for producers of short films to get their work infront of the industry and the public, and the cost of submitting adds up quickly (it’s not just the submission fees, it’s also the DVD screeners, and shipping costs). Submitting to a just a dozen festivals will cost us over $500. And getting the film into the right format for projection can be quite costly (and not all festivals want the same format).
Long Synopsis (spoiler alert) – An affluent gay couple visits the home of a married straight couple who run a black market gay-couple-surrogate-mother matchmaking service. The gay couple has brought their beloved pitbulls along with them and left them tied up on the front porch. The gay couple immediately starts to hear strange unidentifiable sounds coming from inside the house but neither thinks too much of it; they also ignore the hoarded piles of baby toys, clothes, strollers, and diapers. After settling in, the straight couple reveals that the surrogate, Lupe, has returned to Ecuador and her womb is no longer on the market. The two men are stunned as the “agent” offers his wife as the replacement surrogate (without her consent), but desperate for a solution, they take him up on his offer—one that also includes all the baby supplies they can cart off and one bunny rabbit (as a personal gift). One of the dogs keeps getting loose requiring the men to excuse themselves. Each time one of them exits the home, the mysterious noise returns. Insulted by a comment made by one of the gay men about his family choices, the straight man storms off leaving everyone uncertain about the deal. The film—and ostensibly the deal—ends with one of the dogs killing the bunny rabbit, which also reveals the source of the mysterious sound.
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