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Donor Unknown

Synopsis

Donor Unknown follows the story of Jo Ellen Marsh, 20, as she goes in search of the sperm donor father she only knows as Donor 150.

Jo Ellen has always known her family 'wasn't like other families'. She grew up in Pennsylvania with two mothers, and a burning curiosity to know more about her anonymous donor father. When Jo Ellen discovers a unique online registry that connects donor-conceived children, she manages to track down a half-sister in New York. The New York Times picks up the story, and, over time, 12 more half-siblings emerge across the USA.
 
The New York Times article also falls into the hands of Jeffrey Harrison, living alone with four dogs and a pigeon in a broken-down RV in a Venice Beach car park. In the 1980s, Jeffrey supplemented his meagre income by becoming a sperm donor at California Cryobank. His number was Donor 150.

Donor Unknown follows Jo Ellen from her discovery of her siblings, to the moment Jeffrey steps forward to identify himself as Donor 150, to her decision to travel to California to meet him.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
78 mins
Director
Jerry Rothwell
Producer
Hilary Durman
Co-Producer
Stewart Le Marechal
Executive Producer
Jonny Persey, Jim Butterworth, Al Morrow
Editor
Alan Mackay
Director of Photography
Jerry Rothwell
Sound
Rob Branch
Music
Max De Wardener

Production Company

Met Film Production
Ealing Studios
Ealing Green
London
W5 5EP
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 8280 9127
Fax: +44 (0)20 8280 9111
http://www.metfilmproduction.co.uk
mfp@metfilm.co.uk
al@metfilm.co.uk

Naked Edge Films
Boulder
CO
USA
Tel: 212-729-0030
http://www.nakededgefilms.com
info@nakededgefilms.com

Sales
Company

Redbird Media
41 Southgate Street
Winchester
SO23 9EH
UK
Tel: +44 (0)1962 855522
Fax: +44 (0) 962 855524
http://www.redbirdmedia.co.uk
karen@redbirdproductions.co.uk