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Natural Selection -- A devout Christian housewife who is unable to bear children discovers that her  husband has made donations at the same sperm bank for 25 years. After he suffers a stroke, she leaves her sheltered world to find his eldest biological son: an ex-con with whom she develops an odd but meaningful relationship.

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Director:
Writer:
Robbie Pickering (written by)
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Release Date:
16 March 2012 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Linda White Has Found Her Son. God Help Her.
Plot:
Having discovered that her dying husband has an illegitimate child living in Florida, a devout Christian housewife leaves her sheltered world on a mission to reunite father and son. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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11 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Matt O'Leary ... Raymond

Rachael Harris ... Linda

John Diehl ... Abe

Gayland Williams ... Sheila

Jon Gries ... Peter
Stephanie King ... Shaunice

Berna Roberts ... Porno Nun
Drake Dempsey ... Porno Priest

Michael Hyland ... Handsome Doctor
Greg Grosh ... Sperm Clinic Doctor (as Gregory Grosh)

Rob Huebel ... Martin

Sam Eidson ... Homeless Guy #1
Salvador Cabral ... Homeless Guy #2
Lauren Nailen ... Wigwam Clerk
Roger Hewitt ... Old Motel Clerk

Hallie Martin ... White Trash Fox
Rick Appleton ... Bartender

Melinda DeKay ... Stern Nurse
Mark Winslett ... Bus Employee
Soleya Rea ... Teen Raymond
Connie Hughes ... Old Waitress
Kamlesh Patel ... Indian Motel Clerk
Loomis Warren ... Country Doctor
Joe Miller ... Police Officer #1
Skeeter Sewart ... Police Officer #2
Adrian Rocha ... Busboy
Linda White ... Distracted Parishioner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Billy Blair ... Biker (uncredited)
Michael Moffatt ... Church Patron (uncredited)

Vanessa Vander Pluym ... Bitchy Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
Robbie Pickering 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robbie Pickering  written by

Produced by
Sunday Boling .... co-producer
Nicole Ettinger .... co-producer
Nicole Ettinger .... line producer
Brion Hambel .... producer
Paul Jensen .... producer
Charlie Mason .... executive producer
Justin Moore-Lewy .... executive producer
Meg Morman .... co-producer
Jake Schreier .... associate producer
Sheila Tamble .... associate producer
Jon Watts .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Fil Eisler  (as iZLER)
Curt Schneider 
 
Cinematography by
Steven Capitano Calitri (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michelle Tesoro 
 
Casting by
Sunday Boling 
Meg Morman 
 
Production Design by
Michael Bricker 
 
Art Direction by
Katherine Morter  (as Kate Morter)
 
Costume Design by
Jennifer L. Beck  (as Jennifer Beck)
Colin Wilkes 
 
Makeup Department
Erin Klarer .... assistant hair stylist
Erin Klarer .... assistant makeup artist
Emily Mefford .... hair stylist: additional photography
Emily Mefford .... makeup artist: additional photography
Wendy Sanders .... key hair stylist
Wendy Sanders .... key makeup artist
Melanie Steele .... assistant hair stylist
Wendy Sanders .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Joe Fineman .... post-production supervisor: Executive Post Consulting
Michael Toki .... post-production supervisor: Executive Post Consulting
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Dufau .... second second assistant director (as Chris Dufau)
Mark Spencer .... second assistant director
Aaron Walters .... first assistant director
Aaron Stewart .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Kevin Blosser .... property master
Adrian Calleros .... artist: 'Slaughter Patrol' tattoo artwork
David Yépez Conley .... prop fabricator (as David Conley)
David Yépez Conley .... set dresser (as David Conley)
Brittany Fletcher .... on-set dresser
John Blood .... storyboard artist
Meredith Johnson .... art department intern
Anthony Lavadera .... art department intern
Jake Montgomery .... set construction
David Pickering .... art department intern
Kelly Wasserman .... art director: additional photography
Benjamin Woodlock .... additional graphic designer
Brian Joseph Potter .... art intern (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kyle Billingsley .... foley mixer
Erik Clabeaux .... sound mixer: additional photography
Rachel Corrales .... sound effects editor
Vicki Lemar .... adr mixer
Vicki Lemar .... dialogue editor
Vicki Lemar .... sound re-recording mixer
Vicki Lemar .... sound supervisor
Sean McCormick .... additional adr mixer
Sean McCormick .... sound mixer
Cynthia Merrill .... foley artist
Nick Neutra .... foley supervisor: Universal Sound
Alex van Haaff .... sound effects editor
Patrick Wylie .... boom operator
 
Visual Effects by
William Adashek .... visual effects executive producer: Prehistoric Digital
Kevin Cannon .... visual effects artist: Prehistoric Digital
Nathan Matsuda .... visual effects artist: Prehistoric Digital
 
Stunts
Aaron Chandler .... stunt double: Mr. O'Leary
Justin Henry .... stunt double: Mr.O'Leary (as Justin G. Henry)
Van Vander Pluym .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven Capitano Calitri .... camera operator
Alex Cohen .... gaffer: additional photography
Kristin Cole .... second assistant camera
Stephen DeMent .... still photographer (as Steve DeMent)
Will Emery .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Barrett Farmer .... swing: grip & electric
James Griffith .... still photographer
Matt Gulley .... additional photographer: additional photography
Lindsay Kent .... additional second assistant camera
Nina Kuhn .... director of photography: second unit
Josef Kutilek .... swing: grip & electric
Michael Mortell .... gaffer
Nick Scimeca .... best boy: grip & electric
Joe Shamel .... first assistant camera
John Shim .... key grip
Dan Siegelstein .... additional grip
Tanner Stauss .... digital imaging technician: additional photography
David Thomas .... gaffer: additional photography
Robyn Von Swank .... additional still photographer
Justin Paul Warren .... digital imaging technician (as Justin Warren)
 
Casting Department
Sarah Domeier .... casting assistant
Ashley Hallford .... extras casting
Karen Hallford .... location casting director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elizabeth Beilharz .... set costumer
Elise Garza .... wardrobe supervisor
Quenby Iandiorio .... additional wardrobe supervision
 
Editorial Department
William Adashek .... digital intermediate executive producer
Devlin Borra .... post-production intern
Kevin Cannon .... colorist
Lisa De Moraes .... additional editor
Gavin Horner .... post-production intern
Wilson Knorr .... post-production intern
Jeremiah O'Driscoll .... editorial consultant
Robbie Pickering .... additional editor
Lissette Rodriguez .... first assistant editor
Eric Stone .... post-production intern
Derrick Timberlake .... post-production intern
Danielle Wang .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Fil Eisler .... conductor (as iZLER)
Fil Eisler .... orchestrator (as iZLER)
Nate Finan .... assistant to composers
Justin Gage .... music supervisor
Luis Galdames .... music editor
Magda Giannikou .... composer: additional music
Joe Rudge .... additional music consultant
Curt Schneider .... score mixer
 
Transportation Department
Rick Appleton .... driver
Bob Clinkingbeard .... driver
Jonah Crowley .... transportation coordinator
Skeeter Sewart .... driver
Robert Tamble .... driver
 
Other crew
Mary Ayler .... craft service
Patric Ayler .... assistant craft service
Aaron Benmark .... set production intern
Matthew Bloomgarden .... production and legal affairs
Gregory Brown .... set production intern
Michael Chartier .... epk
Jonah Crowley .... set production intern
John Garza .... epk
Levin Ginsburg .... production and legal affairs
Gabby Guardiola .... office production intern
Mimi Haviland .... accounting assistant
Kevin Hindley .... script clearance researcher: IndieClear
Hal Kessler .... production and legal affairs (as Hal 'Corky' Kessler)
Wilson Knorr .... main & end titles designer
Sherry Lassiter .... set medic (as Cheryl Lassiter)
Chad Owen .... epk
Charlie Parrish .... safety advisor
Joan Scheckel .... workshop development
Skeeter Sewart .... assistant location manager
John Smart .... clearances
Nancy Smith .... script supervisor
Danny Soliz .... key set intern
Sheila Tamble .... location manager
William Degnan .... set medic (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Lindsey Ashley .... thanks
Jeff Blitz .... thanks
Alfred Cervantes .... thanks
Veronica Chavira .... thanks
Kendall Combs .... thanks
Matt Harton .... thanks
Ryan Hatcher .... thanks
Miranda July .... thanks
Jen Kushner .... thanks
Adrian Lu .... thanks
Yon Motskin .... thanks
Shea Serrano .... thanks
Jenna Spesard .... thanks
Priya Swaminathan .... thanks
Axl Volz .... thanks
Sandy Wilson .... thanks
 

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Rated R for sexual content, language, brief graphic nudity, a beating and some drug material
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USA:90 min
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Continuity: When Linda asks Raymond in her car if he's in some kind of trouble, the camera cuts away a few times to her reaction, and it's obvious she's reacting to a different actor with a much darker beard.See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Rachael Harris is a revelation, 16 December 2012
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

An okay indie flick bolstered by a fantastic lead performance by comedienne Rachael Harris. Harris is probably best known for playing Ed Helms' wife in The Hangover, or perhaps for her appearances on The Daily Show or VH1's I Love the '70s/80s/whatever. One could never have predicted the depth she gives to her character here. She plays a sexless, Christian housewife whose husband (John Diehl) suffers from a stroke. It comes to light that, though he refuses to sleep with her, he frequents the local sperm bank. Harris feels betrayed, but her husband is at death's door, so she attempts to forgive him. He mutters, perhaps from delirium, that she needs to find a long lost son, and she sets out to find the young man. Matt O'Leary plays the drug addict she finds, and, attempting to escape the sheriff, he takes off with her on a road trip. O'Leary is quite good himself, but, again, it's Harris' movie. The film starts off a little snarky about the whole situation, but Harris takes her character's dilemma seriously and plays her as a woman in deep emotional turmoil. The film is a dramedy, and it's often very funny. But Harris' dramatic moments are the ones you're going to remember. She's a true revelation here, turning in one of the best performances of the year.

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