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International Infertility Film Festival

Today/tomorrow (that damn time difference!) kicks off the International Infertility Film Festival, the brain-child of the amazing Bea from Infertile Fantasies. My entry is below. As you watch it, I know you’re going to be asking yourself is Infertile Myrtle an alter-ego of Melissa? First of all, my body is far far faaaaaar more triangular. And if you don’t believe me, I will post some photos along with director’s commentary over the weekend–I need a space to pass along all the other great advice I’ve received over the years that couldn’t make it into the film due to space. I know you’re waiting with bated breath–was Melissa really given the secret key to conception? Watch my film and find out. But I have a feeling you’ll be cancelling that next appointment at the clinic and heading straight for Jamaica when you hear some of these golden nuggets of wisdom…

My Aunt Jane Knows More Than My RE

We are already thinking out the next installment of Infertile Myrtle and the Uterus of Doom. We are, of course, also gladly accepting ideas for future installments. Long live Microsoft Paint. I can see her now–gracing the silver screen, accepting her Oscar, and thanking the Academy. And then making a break for the bathroom for her 8 p.m. stim injection.

If you like this entry, please go to the International Infertility Film Festival’s main site by clicking on the name and you will be directed to all the other entries in this year’s festival. Oh…and if you don’t like this entry, it really isn’t indicative of the fantastic work housed at the IIFF. So click on over. Happy viewing.


1 Jackie { 03.30.07 at 6:11 am }

I love it! You guys did such a great job! I can’t wait until I get home from work tonight so I can watch all the rest of them.

2 Artblog { 03.30.07 at 6:16 am }

Hee hee, is that your voice šŸ™‚ Nice singing! Well done Mel, not bad that Microsoft paint by all accounts, I’m a photoshop/illustrator gal myself šŸ™‚

It was really funny, good job šŸ™‚

3 squarepeg { 03.30.07 at 6:33 am }

wow. WOW!!! Fantastic job! I am really inspired for the next round šŸ™‚ Thanks!zqztj

4 decemberbaby { 03.30.07 at 7:01 am }

I love, love, love your film! And your voice is awesome.

5 Somewhat Ordinary { 03.30.07 at 7:17 am }

Bravo!!! You guys did an awesome job! So creative and so very true. Thanks for doing this!

6 mary { 03.30.07 at 7:21 am }

Fabulous! Now I can’t wait to get home from work and watch the rest. My “Aunt Jane” said it was Hawaii though, not Jamacia. šŸ™‚

7 Bea { 03.30.07 at 7:31 am }

Looks like we’re up and running! Just about published the IIFF list before you got your first half-dozen comments. Bravo – can’t wait to see the rest of the season’s episodes!


8 sharah { 03.30.07 at 7:37 am }

Eeeee! I love it! You have such a fantastic singing voice Mel šŸ™‚

9 carrie { 03.30.07 at 8:18 am }

That was amazing. I LOVED it. Can’t wait for future installments. It was really, really great.

10 serenity { 03.30.07 at 8:47 am }

Dammit – I can’t see it yet – boo on computers that don’t accept unsigned ActiveX… Grr!

I can’t wait to see it when I get home tonight… šŸ™‚

11 Southern Comfortable { 03.30.07 at 8:53 am }

That was awesome!! I can’t wait to see the other entries!

12 Pamela Jeanne { 03.30.07 at 9:17 am }

BRILLIANT! What a great job rounding up all of the (annoying) assvice and urban legends about what it takes to get pregnant. You captured it beautifully! Thanks!

13 DD { 03.30.07 at 9:18 am }

I just about died when the baby’s legs appeared under the dress. It reminded me of Monty Python’s Meaning of Life.

Such amazing talent, Mel (Josh done good, too)!

14 Coffeegrl { 03.30.07 at 9:19 am }

I love this! Everything from the theme to the animation to the music šŸ™‚ Wow. You’d definitely have an audience for further installments!

15 elizabeth { 03.30.07 at 9:36 am }

Wow, Mel (and Josh) that was perfect! And what a great singing voice!

16 Kath { 03.30.07 at 10:06 am }

Just perfect, Mel! It put a very wistful smile on my face.

17 Reproductive Jeans { 03.30.07 at 10:24 am }

Brava!! Great! And I love your voice=) Sweet song! Thank you for a good chuckle today=)

18 TeamWinks { 03.30.07 at 11:23 am }

That was amazing! I think I have to send this to about a hundred different people! Love it!

19 Lyrehca { 03.30.07 at 11:30 am }

Great stuff, and I agree–great singing voice!

20 Jess { 03.30.07 at 11:58 am }

Holy flipping COW this is AWESOMELY HILARIOUS. It’s good enough to show the hubby, and he doesn’t give a flip about anything.

I have an aunt Jane, though. And that makes it funnier. Not that she’s necessarily like that….

hahahahaha, Mel, I *heart* thos pigtails.

And the bit about how it’ll all be worth it. Looooove that.

I want more!

21 callyis { 03.30.07 at 12:08 pm }

Ha! I love it when her belly gets bigger and then a baby falls out of the bottom of her dress…Good stuff. I am loving this film festival.

22 ms. c { 03.30.07 at 12:08 pm }

Fantastic!! Hilarious and sad at the same time.
Thanks for creating this (and the entire blog.)
{Handing Mel her dozen roses}

23 Jenn { 03.30.07 at 12:25 pm }

Great work! I really enjoyed the film!

24 Frances { 03.30.07 at 12:27 pm }

Fantastic!! I loved it!

25 Watson { 03.30.07 at 12:47 pm }

Oh my God,


GREAT job Mel!!!

26 Emmie { 03.30.07 at 1:41 pm }

Absolutely brilliant! Is that you singing–wow! You’re great!

27 serenity { 03.30.07 at 1:58 pm }

Oh.My.God. You are AWESOME!!! This was GREAT!!!!!!

And you are a pretty damn good singer too! šŸ™‚

28 Ann { 03.30.07 at 3:13 pm }

I love the movie! Could you guys add me to your blogroll? I have PCOS, so I guess you could put me under “female factor infertility.”

29 Melissa { 03.30.07 at 3:15 pm }

Oh. My. Goodness.

That was amazing. I am so impressed with how well it turned out. Is that your voice? The whole thing is amazing.

30 Karaoke Diva { 03.30.07 at 3:36 pm }

Awesome job, Mel. Who knew you were hiding that pretty voice?

31 My Reality { 03.30.07 at 4:32 pm }

You guys did an amazing job!

And who would have known that you can write AND sing! Beautifully done.

32 sariel & shlomit { 03.30.07 at 4:56 pm }

Whooo Hooooo!!!!
Film fades in a barrage of thunderous applause!!!!
Standing ovation for 15 minutes!!!!

33 mommy2miracles { 03.30.07 at 5:52 pm }

i heart infertile myrtle!

it was so creative, so funny and so real.

34 Jamie { 03.30.07 at 6:37 pm }

I really love it!! Is that your voice?? šŸ™‚ Very good!! Kudos!!

35 Anonymous { 03.30.07 at 6:48 pm }

you are seriously talented. forget comments week – that would get one of my comments anyway. you have a really good voice – you should take your hit single to american idol.

36 Larisa { 03.30.07 at 6:56 pm }

Loved it! thanks for sharing!

37 Sarah { 03.30.07 at 7:07 pm }

that was awesome!! great job!

38 Michell { 03.30.07 at 7:22 pm }

Wow. That is amazing. I am very impressed and can’t even imagine how much work went into that.

39 Vee { 03.30.07 at 7:37 pm }

Well done Mel and Josh ! I love it ! She is such a likable character. Great song too.

40 Sunny { 03.30.07 at 8:04 pm }

This is SO PERFECT!!!! I love it!!! You are amazing and so is J!

41 RTTguapa { 03.30.07 at 8:24 pm }

this is too too funny!
great job!

42 Samantha { 03.30.07 at 9:12 pm }

Great job! Great animation and the song cracked me up!

43 Dramalish { 03.30.07 at 10:57 pm }

Can’t. Stop. Laughing.

That was awesome.

“The rest comes from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’…”

44 Bumble { 03.30.07 at 11:04 pm }

Geez, I’ve only watched two or three and I’m a blubbering mess. because its all so sad and true. You did a great job, congrats!

45 May { 03.31.07 at 3:50 am }

Was that you singing? Wow!

That was amazing, sweet, funny, sad and snarky all at once. Great. Well done.

46 Dianne/Flutter { 03.31.07 at 6:47 am }

WOO HOO – I can see the academy award ceremony now! It was really a great job!

47 Chelsi { 03.31.07 at 7:57 am }

Wow, Mel, that was beautiful and poignant. You have an awesome singing voice to boot. Who was playing the piano?

48 lucky #2 { 03.31.07 at 9:25 am }

That is AMAZING!!!!

49 PrayingforPatience { 03.31.07 at 12:46 pm }

Great Job Mel! Made me smile as I recalled all the advice I have received from “Aunt Janes” over the past 5 years!

50 Starfish { 03.31.07 at 5:21 pm }


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