Saturday, January 12, 2013

Gayby (2013)


About Movie
“Gayby” is an irreverent comedy about friendship, growing older, sex, loneliness, and the family you chose.
 Production Team: Writer/Director: Jonathan Lisecki (the short film “Gayby,” “Woman In Burka”). Producers: Amy Hobby (“Secretary,” “And Everything Is Going Fine”) and Anne Hubbell (“Lipstick & Dynamite”). Executive Producers Zeke Farrow and Laura Heberton. DP Clay Liford, Production Designer Cat Navarro, Editor Ann Husaini, Costume Designer David Tabbert, Hair and Make Up Artist Liz Coakley, Sound Micah Bloomberg, Score Giancarlo Vulcano.

Jenn and Matt are best friends from college who are now in their 30s. Single by choice, Jenn spends her days teaching hot yoga and running errands for her boss. Matt suffers from comic-book writer’s block and can’t get over his ex-boyfriend. They decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together… the old-fashioned way. Can they navigate the serious and unexpected snags they hit as they attempt to get their careers and dating lives back on track in preparation for parenthood? “Gayby” is an irreverent comedy about friendship, growing older, sex, loneliness, and the family you chose.

Starring Jenn Harris and Matthew Wilkas and featuring (alphabetically) Charlie Barnett, Louis Cancelmi, Sarita Choudhury, Christian Coulson, Alycia Delmore, Mike Doyle, Adam Driver, Bridget Everett, Jack Ferver, Randy Harrison, Tommy Heleringer, Dulé Hill, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Alex Karpovsky, Jonathan Lisecki, Kenny Mellman, Zach Shaffer, Joanne Tucker, with appearances by Samantha Buck, Victoire Charles, Corinne Colon, Jeff Hiller, Lawrence Michael Levine, Maria McConville, Sophia Takal, Emily Wachtel, and debuts by Zoe Leathers and Satchel Shure.


Awards
Gayby is nominated for a 2013 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay
 Narrative Feature, Audience Award
 Ashland Film Festival
 Narrative Feature, Special Jury Award
 Independent Film Festival Boston
 Best Feature, Audience Award
 Oslo Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
 Best Film, Jury Award
 Out on Film: Atlanta LGBTQ Film Festival
 Best Picture, Jury Award
 Asheville QFest
 Best Film, Jury Award
 Dallas Forth Worth Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
 Best Narrative Film, Jury Award
 Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
 Best Feature, Audience Award
 Out Film CT: Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
 Best Feature, Audience Award
 Kansas City Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
 Best Comedy, Audience Award
 Out on Film: Atlanta LGBTQ Film Festival
 Director Award, Jonathan Lisecki
 Out Film CT: Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
 Emerging Feature Director, Jury Award
 Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
 Best Acting Ensemble, Jury Award
 Ashland Film Festival
 Best Actress, Jenn Harris, Gayby
 Asheville QFest
 Special Jury Mention for Actor to Watch: Matthew Wilkas, Gayby
 Out on Film: Atlanta LGBTQ Film Festival
 Audience Award, Honorable Mention (American Independents), Gayby
 Philadelphia Film Festival
 Gayby was a finalist for this year’s Audience Award, powered by Festival Genius as part of the 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards


Gayby - Trailer (2013)

Directed By    Jonathan Lisecki
Written By    Jonathan Lisecki
Produced By    Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell