June 15, 2020 – July 10, 2020

93 MIN

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.