Gayby Baby

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    Gayby Baby

    Directed by

    Australia

    2015

    85 min

    • English

    Documentary

    GAYBY BABY is a portrait of four kids – Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham – whose parents all happen to be gay. As they each wrestle with the challenges of oncoming adolescence, the outside world wrestles with the issue of marriage equality, and whether or not kids like them are at risk.

    Awards

    • Foxtel Movies Audience Award - Sydney FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Maya Newell
    Editing
    Rochelle Oshlack
    Music
    Max Lyandvert
    Sales
    RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES
    Production
    MARLA HOUSE

    Press

    All of the children are incredibly captivating.

    Anthony Marcusa, Scene Creek

    Maya Newell

    Maya Newell

    Australia

    Maya is an Australian filmmaker with a focus on social impact documentary. She has directed award-winning short documentaries, TWO (AFI Docs, Slamdance, Winner AIDC emerging talent) and GROWING UP GAYBY (ABC TV) and her feature documentary GAYBY BABY (2015). GAYBY BABY was selected for GoodPitch2 Australia 2014, premiered at Hot Docs, screened at London BFI, Doc Leipzig, Doc NYC, is on Netflix US and reached No. 1 on iTunes doc charts during it’s UK release. In Australia, the film famously caused a national stir when it was banned by the Australian State Government and is acknowledged as significant in the fight for Marriage Equality and Adoption Equality in Australia. IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS was selected for Good Pitch Australia 2016, the Sundance Documentary Fund and Sundance Skywalker Music and Sound Design Labs and is due for release in 2019.

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