2016 / USA / Documentary
Each year a Las Vegas fertility clinic holds a youtube contest, the grand prize? A free round of in vitro fertilization (IVF), a medical procedure that increases the chance of pregnancy. Despite the fact that nearly 10 million Americans are unable to naturally conceive, the issue is one that remains behind closed doors, doors that Director Amanda Micheli is able to open through deeply personal interviews with those competing for the IVF prize. Following a handful of contestants- from a Latino Catholic family in Texas, to a single lesbian actress in New York City- a relatable experience of desire, hope and loss unfolds. From Executive Producer Morgan Spurlock (SUPERSIZE ME), VEGAS BABY is not just about the condition of infertility, it’s about the human condition.
Director, Producer, Cinematographer
Amanda Micheli is an award winning, Oscar nominated director and cinematographer whose projects include DOUBLE DARE, ONE NATION UNDER DOG and LA CORONA. She is also a past visiting lecturer at Stanford’s MFA film program, a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and the Director’s Guild of America.
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