SEAHORSE
STILL FROM SEAHORSE. A British trans man, pregnant with his son walks on the beach.

Jeanie Finlay’s Seahorse, that follows a gay transgender man who decides to carry his own baby, released the first trailer ahead of its World Premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 27th.

With unprecedented access and collaboration over three years, director Jeanie Finlay follows Freddy, a 30 year old gay transgender man who decides to carry his own baby. Freddy quickly realizes that what to him feels pragmatic, to others feels deeply confusing and confronting. Against the backdrop of increasing hostility towards trans people the world over, Freddy is forced to confront his own naivety, mine unknown depths of courage and lean on every friend and family member who will stand by him.

Freddy is 30 and yearns to start a family but for him this ordinary desire comes with unique challenges. He is a gay transgender man.Deciding to carry his own baby took years of soul searching, but nothing could prepare him for the reality of pregnancy, as both a physical experience and one that challenges society’s fundamental understanding of gender, parenthood and family. He quickly realises that what to him feels pragmatic, to others feels deeply confusing and confronting; this was not part of his plan. Against a backdrop of increasing hostility towards trans people the world over, Freddy is forced to confront his own naivety, mine unknown depths of courage and lean on every friend and family member who will stand by him. Made with unprecedented access and collaboration over three years, the film follows Freddy from preparing to conceive right through to birth. It is an intimate, audacious and lyrical story for the cinema about conception, pregnancy, birth and what makes us who we are.

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