Shiva Baby

A near college graduate, Danielle, gets paid by her sugar daddy and rushes to meet her neurotic parents at a family shiva. Upon arrival, she is accosted by various estranged relatives about her appearance and lack of post-grad plans, while her confident ex-girlfriend, Maya, is applauded by everyone for getting into law school. Danielle's day takes an unexpected turn when her sugar daddy, Max, arrives at the shiva with his accomplished wife, Kim, and crying baby. As the day unfolds, Danielle struggles to keep up different versions of herself, fend off pressures from her family and confront her insecurities without completely losing it.

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Credits

Director:

Emma Seligman

Executive Producer:

Rhianon Jones, Martin Altmann, Fiona Altmann, Sue Ann Collins

Producer:

Kieran Altmann, Katie Schiller, Lizzie Shapiro

Screenwriter:

Emma Seligman

Cinematographer:

Maria Rusche

Editor:

Hanna A. Park

Production Designer:

Cheyenne Ford

Sound Designer:

Hunter Berk

Music:

Ariel Marx

Principal Cast:

Rachel Sennott, Polly Draper, Molly Gordon, Danny Deferrari, Dianna Agron, Fred Melamed

Additional Credits:

Costume Designer: Michelle Li, Hair and Make-Up Head: Lily Li

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Lena Rawley
lena@frankpublicity.com
6468610834

Details

Primary Entry:
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Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Comedy, Drama, Family, LGBTQ

Screening Section:

Narrative Feature Competition

Screening Category:

Narrative Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

71 mins

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