Freddy McCall, a transgender man in Deal, England, decides to carry his own child, and with charismatic and supportive co-parent C.J. by his side, the pieces seem to be in place for this path to family. Together, they navigate the clinical microaggressions and tensions that come with challenging our concept of fatherhood. Filmmaker Jeanie Finlay brings us into Freddy’s internal world in this sensitive, complex narrative of a man’s journey to parenthood.
Jeanie Finlay is one of Britain’s most distinctive documentary makers. Her acclaimed films tell small and intimate stories to international audiences, whether inviting them behind the scenes of Teesside’s last record shop (Sound It Out), into the life of a British transgender man, pregnant with his child (Seahorse) or onto the set of the world’s biggest television show (Game Of Thrones: The Last Watch). Her films, although varied in subject matter, share an empathetic approach to bringing overlooked and untold stories to the screen. Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth is her eighth feature film
After many years away, nonbinary student Jordan returns home and has finally realized it’s time to share who they are with their father.