DOUBLE INCOME KIDS (wt) (work in progress)

Hebrew/English/Spanish, Israel, USA.

We accompany an Israeli gay couple, Motty and Alon, on their journey to have biological twins through their gestational surrogate, Krista, from Oregon/USA.

For a period of one year, we look into the couple’s daily lives in Israel. We observe how they cope with the financial, medical, social and religious issues Israel’s reality poses them on their quest for fatherhood.

Through their personal story, the film raises questions about parenthood, social norms and the zeitgeist of our technologically advanced world.

  • Working title (WT): Double Income Kids
  • Country of production Germany
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Length: approx. 90 min.
  • Shooting format: UHD
  • Shooting location: Israel, USA
  • Shooting timeMay 2016 – June 2017
  • Original languages: Hebrew/ English/ Spanish
  • Completion:  January 2019
  • Distributor: TBD
  • World Premiere: TBD

Script & Director & Camera HENDRIK SCHÄFER Executive Producer IGOR DOVGAL Commissioning editor SWR MARCUS VETTER Producer DENISE NEUSTADT, HENDRIK SCHÄFER Film editor HENDRIK SCHÄFER, JULIA MEYER-PAVLOVIC Sound recording MICHAEL ROYTH, MARC EYRICH, DEREK EKLUND, SERGEY VSASLOV Sound Post NIKLAS MENSCHIK, JOHANNA ROTH, THOMAS ROTHER, Music PATRICK PUZKO Motion & Graphic Design IRIS SCHWARZ

Produced by Essence Film in coproduction with  SWR, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg funded by  MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, Caligari Preis 2016