94min (TV 90′ & 60′), Hebrew/English/Spanish, Germany 2019
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. A close look on Israel’s society and the main stream gay baby boom.
- Title: Double Income, Kids
- Country of production: Germany
- Genre: Documentary
- Shooting format: UHD
- Shooting location: Israel, USA
- Original languages: Hebrew/ English/ Spanish
- Subtitles: English or German
- Completion: 2019
- Screening Format: 4K DCP 7.1
- Distributor: W/O World Sales
- Status: World Premiere
Script & Director & Camera HENDRIK SCHÄFER Executive Producer IGOR DOVGAL Commissioning editor SWR MARCUS VETTER Producer DENISE NEUSTADT, HENDRIK SCHÄFER Film editor INA TANGERMANN, HENDRIK SCHÄFER, JULIA MEYER-PAVLOVIC Re-recording Mixer 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