ALT has teamed up with Genesis Cinema to bring you a special Preview screening of The Surrogate starring Jasmine Batchelor on the 7th of July. USA Director Jeremy Hersh will attend the screening with lead Batchelor on Zoom.
Jess Harris (Jasmine Batchelor, The Good Fight), a 29-year-old web designer for a non-profit 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, Parks and Recreation). 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. The film highlights the some of the unexpected issues that can arise during a surrogacy and looking at how would-be parents deal with the idea of having a child with Downs Syndrome. Bachelor was nominated for the Breakthrough Actor award at the IFP Gotham Awards. The film also stars Chris Perfetti, Sullivan Jones, Brooke Bloom, Eboni Booth, William DeMeritt and Purva Bedi.
Join us for a live Q&A (30min) which will take place at the screening with the Director Jeremy Hersh & lead actress Jasmine Batchelor will get in from ZOOM. The Q&A will be done by Paulette Harris-German, Paulette is a Drama and Performing Arts Graduate, an experienced actor, producer, presenter, broadcaster, voiceover artist, speaker and consultant.
Paulette is passionate about the arts and has worked in the entertainment industry for over 30 years, performing on screen and stage in productions such as the award winning musical ‘Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame’, ‘Colour of Justice’: the Stephen Lawrence Enquiry and Amen Corner to name but a few.
BOOK HERE UK release date: July 9th 2021
Read our interview with Jasmine in our Interview section soon.