COVID brought its own unique challenges to each and every person, and the new HBO Max film “Single Mother by Choice” aims to confront a specific difficulty felt by a not-insignificant number of people: being pregnant during the pandemic.
Described as a fictional film about a real pregnancy, “Single Mother by Choice” is based on star, writer and producer Selina Ringel’s real-life pregnancy in the midst of the pandemic in 2020. She captures and infuses her own personal struggles into the story of an overachieving Latinx woman determined to have a baby on her own terms.
The film, which will be released on HBO Max on Nov. 2, was put together by Ringel and her husband Dan Levy Dagerman, both of whom wrote, produced and edited segments of the film through the lockdown during each month of Ringel’s real-life pregnancy. They produced through their Two Hands Productions banner.
“Single Mother by Choice” also stars Brittany S. Hall, Vanessa Angel, Christy Carlson Romano, Arap Bethke, Anna Campbell, George Tsai, Anna Evelyn and Marimar Vega.
The film was produced by Selina Ringel, Dan Levy Dagerman and Anna Campbell. Ringel, Dagerman and the film are represented by Doug Warner and Alex Flores at Mojo Global Arts.
Check out the trailer for “Single Mother by Choice” above, and the poster for the film below.