Fully Realized Humans

US Narrative Competition

World Premiere

FEATURE | USA | 74 MINUTES

FULLY REALIZED HUMANS

Comedy, Drama

Parents to be Elliot (Joshua Leonard) and Jackie (an eight-months-pregnant Jess Weixler) are doing just fine until they decide to welcome all their friends in for a baby shower. After opening the wonderful presents, it’s time to pay the price: everyone has precious and detailed information to share. Confronted with the torments of parenthood, Jackie and Elliott are left with no other option but to go on a quest to become fully realized humans in order to better parent their child. But on this journey of self-discovery they must test their limits. Will they take on pegging? Will they or will they not eat two containers of hummus before they go bad? As they release all the issues inside and go hiking on a mountain, an epiphany comes: it’s time to confront the root of all evil. And so they invite their own parents in for a little chat. Leonard builds a strikingly honest and hilarious portrait of parenthood in all its versions.—Mafalda Melo


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Joshua Leonard

Filmmaker, writer, and actor Joshua Leonard’s acting roles include The Blair Witch Project, Humpday, Higher Ground, and Steven Soderbergh's Unsane. His award-winning films, which premiered at Sundance and SXSW, include The Youth in Us, Beautiful Losers, and The Lie.

Director
Joshua Leonard
Producer
Sean Drummond, Chelsea Bo
Screenwriter
Joshua Leonard, Jess Weixler
Cinematographer
Benjamin Kasulke
Editor
Chelsea Bo, Joshua Leonard
Composer
Peter Raeburn, Luke Fabia
Executive Producer
Joshua Leonard
Associate Producer
Jess Weixler, Dan Pfau
Co-Producer
Vivian Miranda, Shaheen Seth
Cast
Joshua Leonard, Jess Weixler, Tom Bower, Beth Grant, Michael Chieffo, Janicza Bravo

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Adam Kersh
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 917 771 7021
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Print Source
Sean Drummond
Paxeros Creative
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: 612 432 7723
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US Sales Contact
Josh Braun
Submarine
New York, NY 10013
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