Directed by Matt Riddlehoover

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Matt Riddlehoover's PATERNITY LEAVE is a romantic comedy about Greg (Jacob York), Ken (Charlie David), and a moment of passion on the eve of their four year anniversary that changes the course of their lives forever.

Greg begins feeling nauseated, fatigued, moody and – most unfortunately – fat. At his wit's end and Ken's insistence, he sees a doctor who's stumped and refers the couple to a specialist. To everyone's amazement, Greg is pregnant. Shock, stress, and fear settle in, and Greg's relationship gets put to the ultimate test. PATERNITY LEAVE poses a modern answer to the age old question: "Are we ready to be parents?"


"Uproarious... [a] hilarious and poignant soon-to-be gay staple." -Out Magazine

"Funny and bold! Captures the essence of pregnancy... surprise, chaos, beauty and awe." -What To Expect

"Paternity Leave might be the world's funniest 'gaymantic' comedy... it is hilarious through and through. The entire cast is superb... the writing is so crisp." -Timothy Rawles, San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

"A little bundle of cinematic joy... it's a labor of love, laughter, and a few tears." -Kansas City LGBT Film Festival

"If you're looking for LGBT comedy... Paternity Leave is your pick." -James Grady, Out & About Newspaper