After trying everything to get his wife Audrey (Olivia Munn) pregnant, Tommy Macklin (Paul Schneider) realizes to his horror that he may be shooting blanks. Terrified that his marriage may fall apart, Tommy recruits his friends to rob a sperm bank where he made a deposit years ago. As with any half-baked scheme, everything can and does go wrong, testing the limits of Tommy and Audrey's relationship and showing how far one couple will go in hopes of getting pregnant.
Paul Schneider (Tommy) is an award-winning actor, filmmaker and favorite of preeminent directors the world over. His list of collaborators is remarkable --Jane Campion, Zhang Yimou, Cameron Crowe, Sam Mendes-- all the more so for a man who never intended to be an actor.
Paul can be seen in the 2012 Best Foreign Film Oscar-nominee, Zhang Yimou’s FLOWERS OF WAR starring Christian Bale. In the French musical BELOVED, Christophe Honore assembled an extraordinary cast. Schneider acted with Catherine Deneuve, Milos Forman, Chiara Mastroianni & Ludvine Sagnier in this film that closed the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
Paul won the National Society of Film Critics 2010 Best Supporting Actor Award for his work as the rotund and bearded Scottish poet, Charles Brown in Jane Campion’s gorgeous and Oscar-nominated BRIGHT STAR.
Schneider wrote and directed PRETTY BIRD starring Paul Giamatti, Billy Crudup & Kristen Wiig. The film premiered in competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. As slick and conniving "Dick Liddil" Paul joined Brad Pitt, Sam Rockwell & Sam Shepard as a member of the James Gang in Andrew Dominick’s THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD. Shot by the legend Roger Deakins this film was fixture of critics’ top-ten lists for 2007.
Paul’s work with Zooey Deschanel & Patricia Clarkson earned him a Gotham Award nomination for ALL THE REAL GIRLS, Special Jury Prize Winner at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Co-written by Schneider, the script was nominated for the Chlotrudis Award.
Paul worked alongside Ryan Gosling & Emily Mortimer in LARS AND THE REAL GIRL, Sarah Jessica Parker & Diane Keaton in FAMILY STONE and Reese Witherspoon & Hal Holbrook in WATER FOR ELEPHANTS. Memorable credits include Cameron Crowe’s ELIZABETHTOWN, Sam Mendes’ AWAY WE GO, David Green’s GEORGE WASHINGTON, NBC’s PARKS & RECREATION and Jay Chandrasekhar’s upcoming THE BABYMAKERS.
Paul was the 2009 recipient of the Hollywood Film Festival Spotlight Award. He was one of the Nifty Fifty, the New York Times’ annual list of young innovators. Variety named him one of "Ten Actors to Watch" and this year he is the RiverRun International Film Festival’s Emerging Master Honoree. Paul grew up in Western North Carolina and studied Film Editing at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Olivia Munn (Audrey) Olivia Munn has all the makings of a star on the rise, allure, humor, depth, beauty, and of course, serious talent. She can be seen June 29th in the Warner Brothers Comedy Magic Mike starring opposite Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and directed by Steven Soderbergh. She can currently be seen as a correspondent for the Emmy winning Comedy Central show The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
On June 24th Olivia can be seen in the highly anticipated HBO drama The Newsroom created by Oscar winning director Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin. The show centers around a fictional news cable show and the everyday dealing with the news anchor, his new executive producer and his newsroom staff. Munn will play the financial news analyst on the show.
Olivia can also be seen in the independent film The Baby Makers starring opposite Paul Schneider (Lars and the Real Girl) and directed by Broken Lizard’s Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers, Dukes of Hazzard). The film will premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. She was most recently seen starring opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in The Weinstein Company’s I Don’t Know How She Does It and in the NBC comedy Perfect Couples.
Olivia first made Hollywood take notice when she became the host of G4’s Attack of the Show. The network struggled to find ratings until Olivia joined, catapulting the once unknown G4 network into the homes of mainstream America. In 2010 her first book Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek made the New York Times and Los Angeles Times best sellers list.
Other TV appearances include an arc on the hit ABC Family show Greek, a hilarious guest-turn on, Accidentally on Purpose, and her guest starring role as the new ‘Buy More’ boss, kicked off the 4th season of the NBC series Chuck.
Known for her candor and loyalty to her fans, Olivia openly credits them for her success. Her gratitude combined with her ability to connect with audiences has established Olivia a following so fierce she’s been anointed "Geek Goddess" "Queen of Comic-Con" and "Leader of the Nerds". All titles Olivia tries to shy away from, having said she prefers to be thought of more like a tour guide for nerds: "I've never taken on any of the regal titles that have been bestowed upon me. I prefer "Comic-Con Tour Guide". I'm like the person who carries a flag and points out famous buildings and tells you when it's time to have your sack lunches."
After only a few years in LA, Olivia has quickly established herself as an extremely versatile and driven talent, with the charisma for a successful career. Raised between Oklahoma and Tokyo, Olivia now splits her time between Los Angeles and New York.
Kevin Heffernan (Wade) is one fifth of the Broken Lizard Comedy Group.
As part of Broken Lizard, Heffernan co-starred and co-wrote the cult hit, Super Troopers, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released worldwide by 20th Century Fox. He also co wrote and co-starred in the group’s award winning first film Puddle Cruiser, Club Dread (20th Century Fox) and Beerfest (Warner Brothers). Heffernan made his directorial debut with Broken’s Lizard’s latest film The Slammin’ Salmon.
Beyond the pure Broken Lizard films, Heffernan co-wrote and co-starred in the film remake of The Dukes of Hazzard. He has also starred in such films as Disney’s Sky High and Paramount’s Strange Wilderness and has appeared in television shows such as Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, How I Met Your Mother and VEEP.
Nat Faxon (Zig-Zag) hails from Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating from Hamilton College in upstate New York with a degree in Theater, Nat made his way to Los Angeles to pursue acting. He joined the main company of the Groundlings in 2001 and was a member for 10 years.
Nat has appeared in numerous films including recent releases "The Babymakers," "Bad Teacher," and "Zookeeper." He has also appeared in such films as "Beerfest," "Walk Hard," and "Orange County."
Nat has also made his mark in the world of television. He can be seen this Fall as one of the title characters in Fox’s new half hour "Ben and Kate." He was also a series regular on Fox’s sitcom "Happy Hour" as well as the WB’s "Grosse Pointe." Nat’s other television credits include "Up All Night," "Are you there, Chelsea," "Happy Endings," "Mad Men," "Party Down," "NCIS," and recurring roles on "Joey" and "Reno 911."
In addition to being an actor, Nat is also an Oscar winning writer. He co-wrote "The Descendants" with his writing partner Jim Rash, and Alexander Payne, who also directed the movie.
Jim and Nat are set to direct their first original feature "The Way, Way Back" this summer. The movie stars Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney, and Maya Rudolph among others. Other projects they are writing include an action comedy featuring Kristen Wiig for Indian Paintbrush and another project for Payne’s production company Ad Hominem and Fox Searchlight.
Aisha Tyler (Karen)’s talent and versatility sparked her rapid ascent in Hollywood. Her hot-streak stint at the head of E! Entertainment’s Talk Soup landed her firmly in the Hollywood spotlight and revitalized the Emmy-winning show, which she was the first woman and African-American to captain. After leaving Talk Soup, Aisha moved quickly into television and film roles, enjoying another first — the first African-American to play an extended character arc on NBC’s Friends. She co-starred with Jennifer Love Hewitt in the CBS hit Ghost Whisperer, had extended roles on two of television’s top dramas — CSI and 24, and has made numerous appearances on shows, including, Nip/Tuck, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Reno 911, and more.
She is currently a co-host of CBS’ hit show The Talk, and voices the character of sexy superspy Lana on FX’s hit animated series "Archer." Debuting in 2010 as the highest-rated new show in FX history, Archer continues to receive critical praise after Season 3. Aisha co-starred with Stuart Townsend in the action adventure TV series, XIII, based on the internationally best-selling graphic novel of the same name.
Aisha is also the creator and host of an award-winning podcast, Girl on Guy. Chosen as a best new comedy podcast of 2011 by iTunes, Girl on Guy is a show about stuff guys love, brought to you by the ultimate guy’s girl. From comedians, actors and athletes, to novelists, spirits distillers and chefs, Aisha’s guests are varied and dynamic. The podcast has over 2.2 million downloads since its inception in July of 2011, and it is 5-star rated by thousands of fans on iTunes
In 2009, Aisha returned to her stand-up comedy roots, starring in a hilarious one-hour special for Comedy Central, "Aisha Tyler is Lit: Live at the Fillmore." The special is now available everywhere, on both DVD and digital download, and includes additional, behind-the-scenes footage and a music video she wrote, directed, and stars in — the viral emo-rap video "Nowassitall." Aisha has used her trademark wit in multiple appearances on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, The Today Show, Politically Incorrect, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and The Late Late Show, CNN and many more.
Aisha has had roles in Adam Sandler’s hit "Bedtime Stories", the crime drama "Death Sentence" opposite Kevin Bacon and the Universal comedy "Balls of Fury," with Christopher Walken. She completed filming "Black Water Transit," a film set in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, directed by iconic Brit Tony Kaye and starring Lawrence Fishburne. Aisha also had roles in ".45," opposite Milla Jovovich, and "Santa Clause III" with Tim Allen.
Aisha is a celebrated author, having released the successful "Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Post-Modern Girl" in 2004. A collection of hilarious comic essays on pop-culture, the book has been praised for its frank and funny look at what it’s like to be a girl. Aisha is also a frequent contributor to Glamour Magazine, for which she has written pieces about the media’s unrealistic portrayal of feminine beauty.
Aisha has many additional interests. An avid video game player, she was named to the exclusive seven-member Halo game council. She does a substantial amount of charitable work, as well, acting as a spokesperson for the American Red Cross, acting as a board member of Planned Parenthood, teaching Dove self-esteem workshops for teenage girls, consulting with the Trust for Public Land’s Parks for People project, and fund-raising for Doctors Without Borders, the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the International Rescue Committee. She’s also the reigning Celebrity Jeopardy champ.
Critical acclaim for Aisha has been effusive. Esquire called Aisha "sweetly wicked," designating her one of its "Women We Love". TV Guide called her one of television’s "In Crowd." Maxim anointed her one of its "Hot 100" two years in a row.
Jay Chandrasekhar (Director) Named one of Variety's Top 10 Directors to Watch, Jay Chandrasekhar is an accomplished director, stand-up comic, comedy writer and actor.
Chandrasekhar directed, co-wrote and starred in the Broken Lizard films: Super Troopers, Beerfest, Club Dread and Puddle Cruiser. He also directed the Broken Lizard comedy special, Broken Lizard Stands Up. Additionally, he directed the hit Warner Brothers comedy, The Dukes of Hazzard.
In addition to his feature film work, Chandrasekhar has directed various TV shows, including several episodes of the Emmy Award winning Arrested Development, Up All Night, Happy Endings, Community, Royal Pains, Blue Mountain State, Psych, Chuck, Undeclared, The Human Giant and more.
He has directed commercials for HP, Coca-Cola and Nike. And he has edited several feature films.
Jay tours the country doing stand-up comedy, and can be seen as an actor, most recently, in the films I Love You, Man and The Slammin’ Salmon.
He is currently promoting his latest film, THE BABYMAKERS, which was made under his new production banner, Duck Attack Films. Jay directed and stars in the film, alongside Olivia Munn, Paul Schneider, Kevin Heffernan and Nat Faxon.
Jason Blum (Producer) Since launching Blumhouse in 2000, Jason Blum has pioneered a new model of studio filmmaking for the global marketplace through the production of ultra-low-budget films designed for wide release.
His credits include Paranormal Activity 1,2, and 3, which together have grossed more than $600 million worldwide, and James Wan’s Insidious, which was one of the most profitable films of 2011. Blumhouse is also producing such upcoming films as Paranormal Activity 4 for Paramount, Insidious 2 for FilmDistrict, Sinister with Ethan Hawke for Lionsgate/Summit, Joe Johnston’s Not Safe For Work for Universal, Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem, and the Jay Chandasekhar comedy The Baby Makers. Blum is also one of the executive producers of ABC’s mid-season drama The River, a horror thriller starring Bruce Greenwood.
Currently Blumhouse has a first-look film deal with Universal Pictures and a first-look television deal with Lionsgate. Blumhouse also jointly owns Angle Films with Paul Brooks’ Gold Circle Films. Angle Films also has a first-look deal at Universal Pictures. Its mandate is to finance and produce genre films with budgets ranging from $15 to $30 million. In addition, Blum is partnered with Scott Hanson on the BlumHansonAllen Film Fund, through which he is executive producing The Wettest County In the World, directed by John Hillcoat and starring Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy.
Blum's other film credits include The Tooth Fairy, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, The Reader, directed by Stephen Daldry, for which Kate Winslet won an Academy Award; The Accidental Husband, starring Uma Thurman, Colin Firth and Jeffrey Dean Morgan; The Fever, starring Vanessa Redgrave and based on a play by Wallace Shawn, Hysterical Blindness, starring Uma Thurman, Gena Rowlands, and Juliette Lewis which aired on HBO and garnered Thurman a Golden Globe Award; and Hamlet starring Ethan Hawke, Bill Murray, Sam Shepard and Kyle MacLachlan.
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Producer) is currently the president of Automatik, a Los Angeles based production and financing company. Automatik is a joint venture between IM Global and Alliance Films.
Kavanaugh-Jones executive produced INSIDIOUS, 2011's most profitable film, directed by Saw's James Wan and produced alongside Jason Blum, as well as Jeff Nichols' TAKE SHELTER and the Strause Brothers' SKYLINE. Some of Automatik's upcoming films to be released in 2012 include: SAFE, starring Jason Statham, directed by Boaz Yakin; A BULLET TO THE HEAD, starring Sylvestor Stallone, directed by Walter Hill; WELCOME TO THE PUNCH, starring James McAvoy and Mark Strong, directed by Eran Creevy; THE BAY, directed by Barry Levinson; LORDS OF SALEM, directed by Rob Zombie. Currently, Automatik is in production on several other features as well, including: DEAD MAN DOWN, starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace, to be directed by Niels Arden Oplev and HUMMINGBIRD, starring Jason Statham, to be directed by Steven Knight.
Frankie DeMarco (Cinematographer) has a BA in Modern Languages and it was while studying writing in Florence, Italy that he got bitten by the film bug after working on some TV commercials there. Returning home to Baltimore, Maryland he managed to work on commercials, documentaries and movies. Soon after he moved to New York. Since then he has worked as a director of photography on over a dozen features and documentary films. His third collaboration with John Cameron Mitchell is "Rabbit Hole" starring Academy Award-Winners Nicole Kidman and Dianne Wiest with Aaron Eckhart, Sandra Oh and Tammy Blanchard. Nicole Kidman was nominated for an Oscar and Independent Spirit Award for her performance in "Rabbit Hole".
He lensed JC Chandor’s "Margin Call" starring Academy Award-Winners Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Irons, with Zach Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Demi Moore, Simon Baker, Penn Badgley and Paul Bettany. It has been nominated for a best screenplay Oscar.
Frankie’s other films include Academy Award-Winner Jessica Yu’s "Ping Pong Playa", John Cameron Mitchell’s controversial "Shortbus" which was was a Cannes 2006 favorite, Tom DiCillo’s "Delirious" with Boardwalk Empire’s Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt, and Warner Brothers’ "Beerfest," directed by Broken Lizard’s Jay Chandrasekhar. Sundance 2009 premiered 3 films which Frankie lensed: Jay DiPietro’s "Peter & Vandy", Jim Strouse’s "Winning Season" starring Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts and Rooney Mara, and Warner Brothers’ screwball comedy "Spring Breakdown," starring Amy Pohler, Rachel Dratch and Parker Posey. He is currently shooting Susan Seidelman’s "Hot Flashes".
His TV work includes first season episodes of the award-winning AMC/Lionsgate TV show "Mad Men", a pilot for Comedy Central and NBC’s "Kings"--executive produced/directed by Francis Lawrence. "Lady Grey London", a campaign for Dior starring Academy Award-Winner Marion Cotillard and two time Academy Award-nominated Sir Ian McKellen was released internationally in December 2010.
Frankie’s cinematography on "Habit" and "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" was nominated for Independent Spirit Awards. The cult documentary "Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey" won the Sundance Filmmaker’s Trophy Award and many international awards. "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" won Best Director and the Audience Award at Sundance and was nominated or won over 53 other awards internationally.
Throughout Frankie’s career he has worked on documentaries, features, TV shows, commercials, industrials, webisodes and music videos. He considers himself fortunate to be able to move freely among so many genres.
An avid environmentalist, Frankie uses public transportation or his kick-scooter, has a solar-powered country cottage and eats mostly vegetables and seafood. He wants to go sailing and clamming more often, and lives in New York City with his daughter Hazel.
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Kevin Heffernan as "Wade," Wood Harris as "Darrell," Paul Schneider as "Tommy," Olivia Munn as "Audrey," Jude Ciccolella as "Coach Stubbs," Nat Faxon as "Zig-Zag," Lindsey Kraft as "Greta," Constance Zimmer as "Mona" and Collette Wolfe as "Allison" in THE BABYMAKERS. Courtesy of Millennium Entertainment
Paul Schneider as "Tommy" and Olivia Munn as "Audrey" in THE BABYMAKERS.
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Olivia Munn as "Audrey" in THE BABYMAKERS.
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Paul Schneider as "Tommy" in THE BABYMAKERS.
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Kevin Heffernan as "Wade" in THE BABYMAKERS.
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Olivia Munn as "Audrey," Constance Zimmer as "Mona" Lindsey Kraft as "Greta," and Aisha Tyler as "Karen" in THE BABYMAKERS.Courtesy of Millennium Entertainment