Natural Selection

Natural Selection Release Date: March 16, 2012

A dutiful, albeit barren Christian housewife discovers that her devout husband has suffered a stroke at a sperm bank where he’s been secretly donating his seed for the past 25 years.

When a dutiful, albeit barren housewife from Texas (played by Rachael Harris from “The Hangover” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”) discovers that her devout husband has suffered a stroke at a sperm bank where he’s been secretly donating for the past 25 years, she leaves her sheltered world and starts off on a comedic journey to find his eldest biological son (played by Matt O’Leary from “Brick” and “Frailty”); a mullet-headed, foul-mouthed ex-con with whom she develops an odd but meaningful relationship. This rare indie comedy also stars Jon Gries (“Napoleon Dynamite” and “Real Genius”) and John Diehl (“Miami Vice” and “Stargate”).

In the SXSW 2011 Narrative Feature Competition, NATURAL SELECTION won the following awards:

Best Narrative Feature (Jury Award)

Best Narrative Feature (Audience Award)

Breakthrough Performances (for both Rachael Harris & Matt O’Leary)

Best Screenplay

Best Editing

Best Score/Music

Featured Trailer

Starring: Jon GriesRachael HarrisMatt O'LearyJohn DiehlBerna RobertsStephanie KingGayland WilliamsGreg GroshMichael HylandDrake Dempsey
Genres: ComedyDrama
Directed By: Robbie Pickering
Runtime: 90 minutes
Studio: CGld
MPAA Rating R