Man-Babies

The Story

In the vein of classic cinematic masterpieces like “Junior,” Man-Babies is a timeless male pregnancy story with a twist. In a land not so far away, Brooklyn to be exact, one-man grapples with a reality that could change the world.

CHARLIE, a naive but likable unemployed lab assistant with a vivid imagination and a penchant for spicy foods is ambushed by reality when 12 pregnancy tests come back positive and is faced with the reality that he is the world's FIRST pregnant man. ELI, his eccentric best friend, is elated for the possibility to redefine gender norms and thinks the whole mystery is a hardy boys-esque novel waiting to be unraveled. After revealing this miracle to his girlfriend MIRANDA he is shunned and kicked out onto the street. With nowhere left to turn he and Eli consult the help of an 2-star Yelp reviewed OBGYN named DR. PATEL who believes that this child is coming to term(s)— with everyone and suggest alternative measures.

Finally, in a Vlog-Style diary confessional Charlie decides he is going to keep the child and bravely venture into a territory unexplored. Meanwhile Eli unravels a mystery about Charlie's former employer that will have drastic consequences.

In our current social media obsessed world Charlie is both villain and hero. What would you do if the best/ worst were to happen?

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Creator's Statement

“Man-Babies is a mystery/comedy that spans exactly 9 months in the life of the world's first pregnant man. Each episode is a different “landmark” in the countdown to giving birth and also a different conspiracy theory in the search for the explanation of this miracle. In addition to the themes of redefining gender norms, mystery solving, and the modern relationship, there are significant references to social media, insta-fame, and the effect of internet behavior on our everyday lives. Although the series is a self contained episodic comedy, our goal is to perpetuate story telling across more platforms then just the television. Facebook, Instagram, snapchat, music.ly, youtube, Alexa Voice and more are supporting platforms that would be used to not only give the audience more insight into the lives of the characters giving each character more depth and creating more audience engagement. If TV is the radio and the internet is TV then the current state of sites on the internet like Facebook would be the ABC, NBC, FOX of the next generation.

The tone of the show is very much a group of friends “New Girl” style mixed in with the mystery solving of a show like “Search Party” it has elements of “Master of None” and “Deadbeat” but the style of humor is a completely unique and original voice. It is a millennial amalgam of many genres: sitcom, mystery, dramas, and who-dun its. A satirical, mysterious, ironic, dark, suspenseful look at the grey areas regarding ethics, morality, gender identities, abortion, modern life, and love.

-Tyler Hollinger

Cast

Sasha Adams ... Kid in the park (1 episode, 2017)
Niré Alldai ... Francesca (1 episode, 2017)
Adam Auslander ... Man in the park (1 episode, 2017)
Preston Baer ... Hipster Kid in the Park (1 episode, 2017)
Jessica Baird ... Coffee Shop Customer (1 episode, 2017)
Jennifer Bergum ... Guest at the Benefit Party (1 episode, 2017)
Jose Emilio Borrero ... Coffee Shop Customer (1 episode, 2017)
Andrew Call ... Andrew (1 episode, 2017)
Derrick Cobb ... Guest at the Benefit Party (1 episode, 2017)
Habi Coulibaly ... Guest at the Benefit Party (1 episode, 2017)
Fern Cozine ... Jerrika (1 episode, 2017)
Giuseppe DeCaro ... Man with the dog (1 episode, 2017)
Shane R Duffy ... Hipster Dad (1 episode, 2017)
Edward Fee ... Doctor at Doctor's Office (1 episode, 2017)
Ashton Francis ... Kid in the park (1 episode, 2017)
Dan Gindikin ... Guest at the Benefit Party (1 episode, 2017)
Rachel Emily Goldman ... Guest at the Benefit Party (1 episode, 2017)
Victoria Grant ... Guest at the Benefit Party (1 episode, 2017)
Sandra Gumuzzio ... Guest at the Benefit Party (1 episode, 2017)
John Hartigan ... Guest at the Benefit Party (1 episode, 2017)
Zachary Hernandez ... Kid (1 episode, 2017)
Tyler Hollinger ... Charlie (1 episode, 2017)
Surina Jindal ... Dr. Patel (1 episode, 2017)
Ruya Koman ... Sharon (1 episode, 2017)
Laura Lamberti ... Guest at the Benefit Party (1 episode, 2017)
Joanna Lu ... Park Mom (1 episode, 2017)
Ramy Mam ... Guest at the Benefit Party (1 episode, 2017)
Shomari Martinez ... Parent in the park (1 episode, 2017)
Andrew Maturana ... Guest at the Benefit Party (1 episode, 2017)
Marni O'Shea ... Guest at the Benefit Party (1 episode, 2017)
Vincenza Primera ... Guest at the Benefit Party (1 episode, 2017)
Bernd Rittersporn ... Doctor at Doctor's Office (1 episode, 2017)
Briana Robles ... Guest at the Benefit Party (1 episode, 2017)
Gabriella Russo ... Receptionist at Doctor's Office (1 episode, 2017)
Robin Rose Singer ... Miranda (1 episode, 2017)
Collin Smith ... Eli (1 episode, 2017)
Juliana Valente ... Parent in the park (1 episode, 2017)
Seth D. Webster ... Stand-in for Tyler Hollinger (1 episode, 2017)
Rashad Worthy ... Guest at the Benefit Party (1 episode, 2017)