Monday, August 29, 2016

Chill Screening with Dr. Bendikson of USC Fertility

We're coming up on a holiday weekend so let's start it off right with yummy breakfast foods and a private screening of Chill!

Date:  Saturday, September 3, 2016
Time:  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location:  Digital Vortechs Echo Park

After the film (run time 19:13), Dr. Kristin Bendikson of USC Fertility will be available to answer your fertility and egg freezing questions.

Please note: This particular screening is only for women. We want the ladies in attendance to feel comfortable asking any questions they may have about fertility.

If you'd like to join us, you must RSVP no later than Friday, September 2nd.  Limited seating available.  Click here to attend.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Fertility Authority Talks Chill

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”.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival

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!