Shiva Baby

17

78 minutes – Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Festival release date: March 15, 2020 (SXSW)
Release date: April 2, 2021 (Canada)
Production companies: Dimbo Pictures, It Doesn’t Suck Productions, Bad Mensch Productions, Thick Media. Neon Heart Productions
Canadian distributor: Pacific Northwest Pictures

Danielle (Rachel Sennott) is having a bit of an off day. A near college graduate, her parents think she’s making extra cash by working as a babysitter while finishing her degree, but in truth she has a sugar daddy and is struggling to figure out what she’s going to do with her life once she graduates. Running late to meet her neurotic parents at a family shiva, things take an unexpected turn when her sugar daddy, Max (Danny Deferrari), arrives with his accomplished wife and crying baby. Danielle struggles to keep up different versions of herself without completely losing it. Endlessly witty and expertly paced, Shiva Baby had its World Premiere at the 2020 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW).


Shiva Baby, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Kieran Altmann
Katie Schiller
Lizzie Shapiro

Executive Producer:

Fiona Altmann
Martin Altmann
Rhianon Jones
Victoria Ku

Associate Producer:

Sue Collins
Sean Eve
Ronald Getchey
Sandra Secord
Elliott Wahle

Director:

Emma Seligman

Screenwriter:

Emma Seligman

Cinematographer:

Maria Rusche

Editor:

Hanna A. Park

Composer:

Ariel Marx

Production Designer:

Cheyenne Ford

Art Director:

Jack Dobens

Costume Designer:

Michelle Li

Cast: Roles:

Rachel Sennott
Molly Gordon
Polly Draper
Danny Deferrari
Fred Melamed
Dianna Agron
Jackie Hoffman
Sondra James
Deborah Offner
Vivien Landau
Glynis Bell
Cilda Shaur
Ariel Eliaz

Danielle
Maya
Debbie
Max
Joel
Kim
Susan
Maureen
Ellie
Roz
Katherine
Sheila
Rabbi