The Baby Shower

May and Christian are expecting their first child. What they’re not expecting are the hordes of guests gathered in their dark apartment ready to throw them a surprise baby shower. As the shock subsides and makes way for baby centric conversations and invasive personal questions, it’s unclear if the happy couple are hiding more than their social insecurities. As May starts to drink more than a woman in her condition should, matters come to a head as the much anticipated “baby cake” is unveiled.

Genre | Fiction
Direction and script | Joseph Pierce
Production | Katie Jackson for 59 productions (UK) & Hélène Mitjavile for Melocoton Films (France)
Length | 15 min

In distribution

  • World Premiere at London Calling Festival – London, UK 2016 – Winner of London Calling Award
  • LSFF London Short Film Festival – London, UK 2017
  • Athens International Film Festival – Ohio, USA 2017


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