“BREEDERS” is a comedy/drama set in a surreal world where everyone is queer. Lesbian Prime Minister Susan Sanderson is determined to maintain policies that deny heterosexual couples the right to procreate. Cecilia Schwarz - leader of the “Natural Conceptions” movement fights for equal rights for combined couples. Shot in the style of TV news reports “Breeders” is an hilarious and important examination of 21st century discrimination.
Director & Writer - Douglas Brook - Producers Gabrielle Bullard, Douglas Brook
54th Corona Cork Film Festival Ireland 2009
World Premiere of Breeders.
Out of 3000 entries 70 films were selected for the festival and Breeders was one of them.
Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival 2010
Selected as a Finalist My Queer Career Awards - in competition:
After much deliberation , independent judges, Neil Armfield, (filmmaker and current long time artistic director of Belvior St Theatre Company) Courtney Gibson (Director of Programmes at Southern Star Entertainment) Andrew Mercado, (TV film critic and author) and Amy Gebhardt (filmmaker and Cannes Silver Lion winner) have cast their votes for the 2010 My Queer Career Competition.
Breeders was selected and screened at the opening night of the Mardi Gras Film Festival 2010. All films being screened were vying for major awards including The My Queer Career Award (Overall Winner), the Queer Perspective Award, Emerging Talent Award and Audience Choice. The Films will also tour Australia as part of the National Touring Initiative. This initiative is an excellent way to provide communities outside of Sydney with access to queer cinema and stories. It’s also a great way to get exposure for the films. In 2010, My Queer Career will tour to Byron Bay, Darwin, Adelaide, Hobart and Brisbane. There may be some possible additions to this list as the year progresses.
Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2010
BREEDERS screened in competition at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival the 20th festival (March 17 – 28, 2010) in the “best of” OZ Shorts selection.
The MQFF tours highlights of its yearly festival to various parts of Australia (Perth, Bendigo, Far Nth QLD) across April and May. Breeders has been selected as one of the highlights to tour.
Bendigo Queer Film Festival
10th April Oz Shorts From Melbourne Queer Film Festival screened at Bendigo Queer Film Festival
Glam Fest – Perth Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2010
Brisbane Queer Film Festival
BREEDERS screened on the 17th of April 2010 as part of the My Queer Career shorts package.
St.Kilda Shorts@Dogs Bar.
As part of the MQFF OZ Shorts package Breeders screens at the Dogs Bar, St Kilda with Q&A with the film makers on Monday 3
Pink Fest – Katoomba NSW Blue Mountains
Screening of the My Queer Career Films at Pink Fest. Edge Cinema
Screened at The Angry Film Festival 2012
Screened as part of Darwin Festival 2010.
Shed Cinema Melbourne
Screened at the independent shorts showcase at Shed Cinema 2010.
Screened at ANGRY FILM FESTIVAL MELBOURNE 2012
Added to University Collection – Madrid
the Interuniversitary Permanent Seminary for “Gender, Aesthetics and Audiovisual Culture” Research (GECA), from the Complutense University of Madrid, and LesGaiCineMad festival to include this film in their Digital Documentation Center (CDD) collection with strictly academic and scientific aims and in order to contribute to the Gender, Sexuality and LGBTIQ studies, without prejudice to the author’s copyright and with non-profit purposes. 2012