Shiva Baby

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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Emma Seligman




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


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Lena Rawley
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

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