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People say there’s never a perfect time to have a baby. Jackie (Jess Weixler) and Elliot (Joshua Leonard) beg to differ. There WILL be a perfect time - just as soon as they’ve fixed all their own issues and become the kind of people who won’t fuck up their own kids the way their parents fucked them up. They realize that if they want to break their cycles of dysfunction once and for all, they’ll have to confront their deepest fears and greatest shortcomings head-on. So with less than a month until their due date, they embark on a madcap mission to become FULLY REALIZED HUMANS. This crusade will push them to the edge of sanity, forcing them to battle with themselves, each other, their friends, and even their families. And when the smoke clears, they’ll either be the world’s greatest parents... or they’ll be institutionalized.

Director's Bio:

Filmmaker, writer and actor, Joshua Leonard first came onto the scene in 1999 with the lo-fi sensation THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. His directorial debut, THE YOUTH IN US premiered at Sundance in 2005. The award-winning art doc BEAUTIFUL LOSERS followed in 2009. He then made his narrative feature debut as director, writer and star with THE LIE (Sundance 2011). Recently, he completed his sophomore feature as director and co-writer with BEHOLD MY HEART. As an actor, Joshua continues to work on projects that push the envelope, most recently starring in Steven Soderbergh’s UNSANE. He received rave reviews for his performance in Lynn Shelton’s HUMPDAY and co-starred opposite Chloe Grace Moretz in IF I STAY. He can also frequently be seen on television in shows like HBO’s TRUE DETECTIVE, TOGETHERNESS and A&E’s BATES MOTEL.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    72 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Northwest Premiere
  • Rating
    "R" equivalent for crude language and some sexual content and adult situations
  • Director
    Joshua Leonard
  • Screenwriter
    Joshua Leonard, Jess Weixler
  • Executive Producer
    Joshua Leonard
  • Co-Producer
    Jess Weixler, Shaheen Seth, Vivian Miranda, Dan Pfau
  • Cast
    Joshua Leonard, Jess Weixler, Beth Grant, Tom Bower, Michael Chieffo, Janicza Bravo
  • Cinematographer
    Ben Kasulke
  • Editor
    Chelsea Bo, Joshua Leonard
  • Animator
    Shaheen Seth
  • Production Design
    Oliver Johnson
  • Sound Design
    Jaime Hardt
  • Music
    Peter Raeburn, Luke Fabia