Jenn and Matt are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Fed up with the New York dating scene and single by choice, Jenn spends her days teaching 'hot yoga' and running errands for her boss. Matt, unable to get over his ex-boyfriend, has withdrawn into his comic-bookstore job and has stopped pursuing his dream of being a graphic novelist.When Jenn proposes that they have a baby together, it seems like the right idea at the right time. With Jenn untrusting of fertility doctors, and Matt boastful of being "a guy" and able to have sex with anyone, they decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together…the old-fashioned way. Can they navigate the serious and unexpected snags they hit as they attempt to get their careers and dating lives back on track in preparation for parenthood? Gayby is an irreverent comedy about friendship, growing older, sex, loneliness, and the family you chose.
Gayby is writer/director Jonathan Lisecki’s first feature film. Since premiering at the 2012 SXSW festival, the film has won the Audience Award for Best Feature and a Jury Prize for Best Acting Ensemble at the Ashland Film Festival, and a Special Jury Prize at IFFBoston among others. Gayby is a full-length version of the celebrated short film of the same title, which played at over 100 festivals worldwide since its premiere at Slamdance in 2010, and received multiple jury prizes and audience awards at such festivals as Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Arizona and Palm Springs ShortFest. It’s available on the 15th edition of the Wholphin collection. Lisecki’s first short film, Woman in Burka, won various awards, including the 2008 Spirit of Slamdance Award for its debut, and was featured on the 12th edition of Wholphin. Before turning to filmmaking Lisecki worked extensively in independent theatre. He lives in New York with his husband.