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Emogen Farrar is pregnant and today is her due date; it also just happens to be the same day she has a big presentation to give at work. As her contractions start, Emogen ﬁnds it hard to believe that no one is talking to her about her coming baby and everyone is focused on work. Following the ofﬁce's lead, Emogen gives her presentation, delivering her baby in the middle of it. Without anyone acknowledging the elephant (AKA new baby) in the room, work appears to proceed as usual...or does it?
Is the low birth rate the problem? Let's change the question. Who takes care of the life after birth, and how? Look back at the women, who are struggling in a situation that can be described as collective disregard of child-rearing. Is the low birth rate really the problem?
KARISA BRUIN is a director & writer specializing in dark, grounded comedy. Her inspired-by-real-life pilot Mile Markers, won best comedy at the Premiere Film Festival and her ﬁrst short ﬁlm, UberEx, premiered in competition at Dances With Films. Karisa has an MFA in Screenwriting from DePaul University and a BA from Dartmouth. She has directed web series, music videos, pilot presentations, and shorts. Karisa also works as an actor in commercials, television, and ﬁlm. An improv specialist, Karisa studied and performed improv at the iO, UCBNY, Annoyance, and Magnet Theaters.