Chill is a touching documentary about a single woman fighting to preserve her fertility
and dreams of motherhood through egg freezing in her mid-thirties. Jennifer
Frappier documented her feelings, thoughts, and experiences in the weeks
leading up to her egg retrieval while also directing and producing the film.
"I made the decision to freeze my eggs to possibly extend
my fertility," said Frappier.
During my egg freezing research I read a lot of stories
with asterisks next to the woman’s name and there was never a photo. It was
frustrating to me that women felt like they had to hide their identity. I
wanted to document my experience to attach a face, a person, that people could
identify with, to the egg freezing process.”
The film documents everything from her daily injections,
monitoring ultrasounds, and other incidents, including a setback that
threatened her success. Jennifer refers to the threat that caused her to have
to stop the cycle and start again, as the “Monster Follicle”.
I'm really psyched to share that Chill has been accepted to the Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival. Currently, the event is only viewed by judges. The winners will be announced this month. Thanks for supporting women in film and congrats to all the filmmakers!
Like any other day, when I got home from vacation, I took off my favorite necklace and put it away. Yesterday, I took it out to wear and it was a tangle-ly mess. I mean, knots and everything so I tried to untangle it. Five minutes went by. Ten minutes went by.
Getting frustrated I started talking to myself, “I don’t remember it being like this when I put it away. I would NEVER put it away like this…Ugh…For crying out loud, I just wanna wear my favorite necklace! Is that too much to ask? Sheesh!”
Now, the necklace was in worse shape than when I started. Pissed, I put it away and began my day without it. (Boo!)
It's been a long ride, but I'm so grateful for your support and encouragement during this journey. I look forward to seeing you on June 11th at the Mixed Remixed Festival for the World Premiere of Chill! Yay!!
When I first started this project, I did an interview with Eggsurance about my egg freezing experience and the filming of Chill. It's almost 4 years later, Chill is super close to being done and Brigitte has relaunched Eggsurance with an updated look and new content. We took some time to do a follow-up interview. Check it out and let me know what you think!