Due to a mid-masturbation stroke, Abe is thrown into the emergency room and his biggest secret is revealed. He has, for at least 20 years, been a sperm donor, and has fathered a son. When his infertile wife receives the shocking news, she goes to Tampa to find the son.

With its flat wide-open landscapes like the classic road-movies and impeccable cinematography, Robbie Pickering’s first feature film has received a lot of praise. The natural lighting and the unforced acting together with the documentary-like cinematography, is a thrill to watch. The camera is practically always in motion—even if it is just a twitching of the lens, it makes the whole film-going experience more intimate. Critics have praised the leads, played by Rachael Harris and Matt O’Leary, as well as the script, masterly put together including dialogue with excellent timing.

Title
Natural Selection
Director
Robert Pickering
Country
USA
Length
90 min
Festival
2011
Section
American Independents
Language
English
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2011
Cast
Rachael Harris, Jon Gries, Matt O'Leary, John Diehl, Billy Blair
Producer
Brion Hambel, Paul Jensen
Script
Robert Pickering
Music
iZLER, Curt Schneider,

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