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For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her hysterical and relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna winds up unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, she is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Donna’s drunken hookup – and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment – turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

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JENNY SLATE

JENNY SLATE (Donna) is an actress, comedian, SNL alum and New York Times Bestselling author. You can see her on Showtime's "House of Lies,” HBO’s “Hello Ladies,” Comedy Central’s “Kroll Show” or NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” and you can hear her on "Bob's Burgers" or as Ted's Mom in THE LORAX. She is currently developing her AFI award-winning short film "Marcel The Shell With Shoes On" into a series with co-writer, director and husband Dean Fleischer-Camp. In addition to OBVIOUS CHILD, her latest short “Catherine,” which she also co-wrote with director Fleischer-Camp and in which she stars, is an official selection of the 2104 Sundance Film Festival.

JAKE LACY

JAKE LACY (Max) was Raised in Vermont, graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts, and began his career in Hartford Stage’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” He was a series regular on ABC’s “Better With You” staring opposite Joanna Garcia and is best known for his role as Pete on the final season of NBC’s “The Office.” In addition to OBVIOUS CHILD, Jake stars in the upcoming feature INTRAMURAL, leading a cast that includes Kate McKinnon, Nick Kocher, and Beck Bennett. In 2013 Jake was nominated with his “Office” cast for a Screen Actors Guild Award for best Ensemble in a Comedy.

GABY HOFFMANN

GABY HOFFMANN (Nellie) has had a prolific film, theater and television career. Film credits include Sebastian Silva's CRYSTAL FAIRY (currently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead), YOU CAN COUNT ON ME, LIFE DURING WARTIME, EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU, NOW AND THEN, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, and more. Hoffmann just shot the films WILD and VERONICA MARS and the webisode “Paloma.” She stars in Jill Soloway's Amazon pilot “Transparent” and was seen on “Louie,” “Homeland,” and “The Good Wife” among other television shows. Hoffmann attended Bard College.

GABE LIEDMAN

GABE LIEDMAN (Joey) is currently writing on the Fox show “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Before that, he wrote on “Kroll Show” and “Inside Amy Schumer” for Comedy Central and appeared in sketches for both shows. Gabe's first half-hour comedy special aired earlier this year (also on Comedy Central) and he released a comedy album HIYEEE!! last year on A Special Thing Records. Gabe has been a guest on “This American Life,” “WTF with Marc Maron,” and most recently, he was the first stand-up to do the “Pete Holmes Show” on TBS. WIth frequent collaborator Jenny Slate, they co-host the popular monthly show Bestie x Bestie at the UCB theatre in Los Angeles.

POLLY DRAPER

POLLY DRAPER (Nancy) has worked extensively as a New York theatre, film, and television actress originating over thirty roles on and off Broadway (NY Magazine Best Broadway Actress Award) and starring in the groundbreaking series “thirtysomething” (Emmy nom). Recent credits include Steven Soderbergh’s SIDE EFFECTS, CBS’ “Golden Boy” and the upcoming JANE WANTS A BOYFRIEND. She wrote, produced and starred in Berlin and SXSW-award winning THE TIC CODE (2000) and wrote and directed THE NAKED BROTHERS BAND (2005) which become a Nickelodeon series for which she served as Head Writer, Director, Producer and Show Runner, and won a Writers Guild Award in 2009.

RICHARD KIND

RICHARD KIND (Jacob) is a Drama Desk Award Winner and Tony Nominee for the Broadway hit “The Big Knife” and is an accomplished stage, screen and television actor whose credits include ARGO, A SERIOUS MAN, THE STATION AGENT, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Spin City,” “Mad About You,” and Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” on Broadway.

DAVID CROSS

DAVID CROSS (Sam) is an actor, writer and stand-up comedian perhaps best known for his work on HBO's “Mr. Show” and for his role as Tobias Fünke in Fox’s “Arrested Development.” Cross starred in IFC’s “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,” most recently appeared in the independent features KILL YOUR DARLINGS and IT’S A DISASTER and the Adult Swim series "The Heart, She Holler."

GILLIAN ROBESPIERRE

WRITER/DIRECTOR Gillian Robespierre has written and directed several short films including “Chunk” (2006), the story of an awkward and overweight teenage girl forced to spend her summer at fat camp, and “Obvious Child” (2009). Since penning the feature, OBVIOUS CHILD was selected for the 2011 IFP Emerging Narrative and Emerging Visions Labs, received the 2011 Rooftop Films Eastern Effects Equipment Grant and 2013 Tribeca Film Institute Tribeca All Access grant, and participated in San Francisco Film Society's Off The Page workshop with actors Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffmann and Gabe Liedman. Gillian is a born and raised New Yorker who graduated from the School of Visual Arts’ Film & Video Program.

DIRECTED BY Gillian Robespierre

STARRING Jenny Slate