Sherren-Lee_WebsiteSixth months into a dual surrogate pregnancy between two gay couples, baby Maya dies in utero. When grieving mothers Sophie and Della realize they may not be able to conceive again, they ask to keep the remaining child for themselves, fracturing the idealistic arrangement the four friends once had and forcing the men to make an impossible decision. — CFC

Benjamin is directed by Sherren Lee, the founder of Sunday Afternoon Productions who has been writing, directing and producing her own independent work since 2007. She is a 2014 alumna of the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Directors’ Lab at the Canadian Film Centre. Benjamin is one of four shorts selected to be developed and produced through the 2015 CFC Short Dramatic Film Program.

Here’s the trailer.

Benjamin

Directed by Sherren Lee
Written by Kathleen Hepburn
Produced by Courtenay Bainbridge, Marc Tetreault and William Woods
Edited by Simone Smith
Cinematography by Ian Macmillan
Music by Menalon
Starring
Kimberly Laferriere, Joanne Boland, Jean-Michel Le Gal and Jimi Shlag
A Canadian Film Centre Production.

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