Theatrical release poster (USA)
|Directed by||Jacob Tierney|
|Produced by||Kevin Eastwood|
|Written by||Sonja Bennett|
|Music by||James Jandrisch|
|Edited by||Brendan Woollard|
Optic Nerve Films
|Distributed by||Mongrel Media (Canada)|
Gravitas (United States)
Preggoland is a 2014 Canadian comedy film directed by Jacob Tierney and written by Sonja Bennett. The film stars Bennett as Ruth, a 35-year-old single woman who falsely claims to be pregnant to deflect her friends' and family's mounting disapproval of her directionless, irresponsible lifestyle.
- Sonja Bennett as Ruth Huxley
- Laura Harris as Shannon
- Carrie Ruscheinsky as Deb
- Denise Jones as Cherry
- Danny Trejo as Pedro
- Jade Loring as Libby
- Olive Collingwood as Madison
- Chance Hurstfield as Oliver
- Brittney Wilson as Tina
- Jessica McLeod as Liz
The film had its world premiere on September 5, 2014 in the Special Presentations section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. The film also screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival and Calgary International Film Festival.
The film's Canadian distribution rights were acquired by Mongrel Media, who will handle the film's theatrical release in Canada in spring 2015. Following the film's premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Lightning Entertainment acquired the film's international distribution rights.
The film was nominated for Best Canadian Feature Film and won the Most Popular Canadian Film Award at the 2014 Vancouver International Film Festival. In January 2015, the film was nominated for Best British Columbia Film at the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards. In March 2015 the film won the Best Screenplay Award at the Fargo Film Festival and won the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature at the Omaha Film Festival.
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