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Friday, March 30, 2007

International Infertility Film Festival

Today/tomorrow (that damn time difference!) kicks off the International Infertility Film Festival, the brain-child of the amazing Bea from Infertile Fantasies. My entry is below. As you watch it, I know you're going to be asking yourself is Infertile Myrtle an alter-ego of Melissa? First of all, my body is far far faaaaaar more triangular. And if you don't believe me, I will post some photos along with director's commentary over the weekend--I need a space to pass along all the other great advice I've received over the years that couldn't make it into the film due to space. I know you're waiting with bated breath--was Melissa really given the secret key to conception? Watch my film and find out. But I have a feeling you'll be cancelling that next appointment at the clinic and heading straight for Jamaica when you hear some of these golden nuggets of wisdom...

My Aunt Jane Knows More Than My RE






We are already thinking out the next installment of Infertile Myrtle and the Uterus of Doom. We are, of course, also gladly accepting ideas for future installments. Long live Microsoft Paint. I can see her now--gracing the silver screen, accepting her Oscar, and thanking the Academy. And then making a break for the bathroom for her 8 p.m. stim injection.

If you like this entry, please go to the International Infertility Film Festival's main site by clicking on the name and you will be directed to all the other entries in this year's festival. Oh...and if you don't like this entry, it really isn't indicative of the fantastic work housed at the IIFF. So click on over. Happy viewing.

69 comments:

Jackie said...

I love it! You guys did such a great job! I can't wait until I get home from work tonight so I can watch all the rest of them.

Artblog said...

Hee hee, is that your voice :) Nice singing! Well done Mel, not bad that Microsoft paint by all accounts, I'm a photoshop/illustrator gal myself :)

It was really funny, good job :)

squarepeg said...

wow. WOW!!! Fantastic job! I am really inspired for the next round :) Thanks!zqztj

decemberbaby said...

I love, love, love your film! And your voice is awesome.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Bravo!!! You guys did an awesome job! So creative and so very true. Thanks for doing this!

mary said...

Fabulous! Now I can't wait to get home from work and watch the rest. My "Aunt Jane" said it was Hawaii though, not Jamacia. :-)

Bea said...

Looks like we're up and running! Just about published the IIFF list before you got your first half-dozen comments. Bravo - can't wait to see the rest of the season's episodes!

Bea

sharah said...

Eeeee! I love it! You have such a fantastic singing voice Mel :)

carrie said...

That was amazing. I LOVED it. Can't wait for future installments. It was really, really great.

serenity said...

Dammit - I can't see it yet - boo on computers that don't accept unsigned ActiveX... Grr!

I can't wait to see it when I get home tonight... :)

Southern Comfortable said...

That was awesome!! I can't wait to see the other entries!

Pamela Jeanne said...

BRILLIANT! What a great job rounding up all of the (annoying) assvice and urban legends about what it takes to get pregnant. You captured it beautifully! Thanks!

DD said...

I just about died when the baby's legs appeared under the dress. It reminded me of Monty Python's Meaning of Life.

Such amazing talent, Mel (Josh done good, too)!

Coffeegrl said...

I love this! Everything from the theme to the animation to the music :) Wow. You'd definitely have an audience for further installments!

elizabeth said...

Wow, Mel (and Josh) that was perfect! And what a great singing voice!

Kath said...

Just perfect, Mel! It put a very wistful smile on my face.

Reproductive Jeans said...

Brava!! Great! And I love your voice=) Sweet song! Thank you for a good chuckle today=)

TeamWinks said...

That was amazing! I think I have to send this to about a hundred different people! Love it!

Lyrehca said...

Great stuff, and I agree--great singing voice!

Jess said...

Holy flipping COW this is AWESOMELY HILARIOUS. It's good enough to show the hubby, and he doesn't give a flip about anything.

I have an aunt Jane, though. And that makes it funnier. Not that she's necessarily like that....

hahahahaha, Mel, I *heart* thos pigtails.

And the bit about how it'll all be worth it. Looooove that.

I want more!

callyis said...

Ha! I love it when her belly gets bigger and then a baby falls out of the bottom of her dress...Good stuff. I am loving this film festival.

ms. c said...

Fantastic!! Hilarious and sad at the same time.
Thanks for creating this (and the entire blog.)
{Handing Mel her dozen roses}

Jenn said...

Great work! I really enjoyed the film!

Frances said...

Fantastic!! I loved it!

Watson said...

Oh my God,

HI-larious!

GREAT job Mel!!!

Emmie said...

Absolutely brilliant! Is that you singing--wow! You're great!

serenity said...

Oh.My.God. You are AWESOME!!! This was GREAT!!!!!!

And you are a pretty damn good singer too! :)

Ann said...

I love the movie! Could you guys add me to your blogroll? I have PCOS, so I guess you could put me under "female factor infertility."

Melissa said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

That was amazing. I am so impressed with how well it turned out. Is that your voice? The whole thing is amazing.

Karaoke Diva said...

Awesome job, Mel. Who knew you were hiding that pretty voice?

My Reality said...

You guys did an amazing job!

And who would have known that you can write AND sing! Beautifully done.

sariel & shlomit said...

Whooo Hooooo!!!!
Film fades in a barrage of thunderous applause!!!!
Standing ovation for 15 minutes!!!!
BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO!!!
peace
shlomit

mommy2miracles said...

i heart infertile myrtle!

it was so creative, so funny and so real.

Jamie said...

I really love it!! Is that your voice?? :) Very good!! Kudos!!

Anonymous said...

you are seriously talented. forget comments week - that would get one of my comments anyway. you have a really good voice - you should take your hit single to american idol.

Larisa said...

Loved it! thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

that was awesome!! great job!

Michell said...

Wow. That is amazing. I am very impressed and can't even imagine how much work went into that.

Vee said...

Well done Mel and Josh ! I love it ! She is such a likable character. Great song too.

Sunny said...

This is SO PERFECT!!!! I love it!!! You are amazing and so is J!

RTTguapa said...

this is too too funny!
great job!

Samantha said...

Great job! Great animation and the song cracked me up!

Dramalish said...

Can't. Stop. Laughing.

That was awesome.

"The rest comes from 'Grey's Anatomy'..."
Brilliant.
:)

Bumble said...

Geez, I've only watched two or three and I'm a blubbering mess. because its all so sad and true. You did a great job, congrats!

May said...

Was that you singing? Wow!

That was amazing, sweet, funny, sad and snarky all at once. Great. Well done.

Dianne/Flutter said...

WOO HOO - I can see the academy award ceremony now! It was really a great job!

Chelsi said...

Wow, Mel, that was beautiful and poignant. You have an awesome singing voice to boot. Who was playing the piano?

lucky #2 said...

That is AMAZING!!!!

PrayingforPatience said...

Great Job Mel! Made me smile as I recalled all the advice I have received from "Aunt Janes" over the past 5 years!

Starfish said...

FREAKING HILARIOUS.

Stephanie said...

I am very impressed! That was great! Great singing!

DI_Dad said...

As I said on YouTube great work ! - eric

Patience said...

Awesome!! Am v jealous that I'm not incredibly talented....

Anita said...

Again you've done it Mel. You are my hero!

I have some 'Aunt Janes' at work. Those sneeky bitches are everywhere!

Isabel said...

LOL, I'd be laughing if I wasn't crying. Good job on that film!

Marie-Baguette said...

This is wonderful! Both touching and funny! And so true.

Suzy said...

that was fantastic. my OB/GYN of all people told me to take a cruise to get pregnant. yeah, i'm no longer with that practice.

Jess said...

OH MY GOSH, Mel....

I already commented, but...

I showed this to my parents (previous IF'ers, years ago obviously) and Travis.

Travis and I can NOT stop singing it. We woke up today singing it and a little bit ago he says, "how did that part go? I want to see it again."

I think we're addicted.

Flicka said...

Love, Love, Love this! Did you know I have an Aunt Jane, too? Maybe they went to medical school together while my RE was out drinking somewhere.

Is that your voice singing? You sound so lovely! Great job on the film. It's going on my faves list.

Also, how do I get the Infertility's common thread on my Typepad side bar?

The Road Less Travelled said...

LOVE IT!!!!!

Lut C. said...

Your aunt Jane is one wise woman. ;-)

Baby Blues said...

Hilarious! Good job Mel & Josh! Reminded me of my own Aunt Jane.

gypsyhick said...

Brilliant! Good job Mel & Josh!

Just another Jenny said...

I know it's supposed to be funny (which it is), but I ended up crying anyway. Great job!

Amy said...

Loved your entry. Can't wait to go home and try to replicate your squash blossums!

Zarqa said...

LOVE it! Great job!

Stacie said...

I love it. LOVE IT.

Beagle said...

Great job!

PS I can vouch that vacations and "just stop trying so hard" don't work . . . I'll let you know if Aunt Jane is right about the adoption paperwork since I'm up to my eyeballs in that now.

;-)

butterflyanla said...

I loved this film! I so need this song on my i-pod;) You are great and this was great.
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