June 15, 2020 – July 10, 2020

Join us for a Facebook Live Q&A on Wednesday, July 8, 4 PM CDT featuring THE SURROGATE writer/director Jeremy Hersh and actors Jasmine Batchelor, Chris Perfetti, Sullivan Jones. Moderated by Clint Bowie, Artistic Director of New Orleans Film Society. Click here to set a reminder on Facebook.

Director Jeremy Hersh’s short film ACTRESSES won the Audience Award for Narrative Shorts at the 2015 New Orleans Film Festival. THE SURROGATE is Hersh’s first feature-length film and it premiered at SXSW in 2020.

Jess Harris (Jasmine Batchelor, “The Good Fight”), a 29 year old web designer for a nonprofit in Brooklyn, is ecstatic to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh (Chris Perfetti, “Looking”) and his husband Aaron (Sullivan Jones, “Slave Play”). Twelve weeks into the pregnancy, a prenatal test comes back with unexpected results that pose a moral dilemma. As they all consider the best course of action, the relationship between the three friends is put to the test.