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#135 - Maya Newell & Charlotte Mars on GAYBY BABY

#135 - Maya Newell & Charlotte Mars on GAYBY BABY

It all began with a tropical jumpsuit! I On the eve of their US
iTunes release, director Maya Newell and producer Charlotte Mars
tell the story of how they met and what inspired them to make their
powerful and poignant documentary GAYBY BABY. And that was the
realization that in the midst of the debate over marriage equality
that the missing voice in the conversation was that of the children
raised by same sex parents. We discuss the NSW schools screening
controversy and the subsequent media maelstrom surrounding the
Australian release. tThey share the amazing social impact campaigns
in conjunction with Safe Schools program they are about to launch!
We have a chuckle over the crowdfunding stunts they pulled which
allowed them to raise over $100K on Pozible - yeah, you read that
right! - popping into Pixar and the joy of celebrating the film at
Mardi Gras this year!