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Building an audience: Winners from last year’s Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival get a screening at the Latchis
Richard Henke | The Commons
April 12, 2017

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Redefining family in The Guys Next Door
WUMB Radio
April 9, 2017

Interview with co-directors Amy Geller and Allie Humenuk.

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Wicked Queer returns with a thoughtful and thought-provoking lineup
Sean Burns | Metro Boston
March 29, 2017

“Saturday afternoon at the MFA brings ‘The Guys Next Door,’ a huge hit at last year’s IFFBoston co-directed by local filmmakers Allie Humenuk and Amy Geller.”

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Love, Family, and Bates friendship drive the documentary The Guys Next Door
Doug Hubley | Bates News
March 23, 2017

“As documentary film producer Amy Geller ’96 read a story in Bates Magazine, a question kept popping up in her head: ‘What would compel a woman in her 40s who already had three kids to have a baby for her gay friends?’

The short answer to Geller’s question: love.”

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New Hampshire Public Radio interview with Amy Geller
March 8, 2017

Co-director Amy Geller discusses “The Guys Next Door” and the upcoming screening at Red River Theatre in Concord as part of  Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival’s “Best of the Fest – New England Tour.”

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Wicked Good: A rough year produces a powerful program for Boston LGBT Film Festival
By Loren King  | Spirit Magazine
February, 2017

“The Guys Next Door,” a hit on the national festival circuit in 2016, may not be overtly political. But since the ascension of Trump, the very act of choosing to create and honor a loving family seems an act of courage and defiance.”

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Trail 1033 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Radio Interview with Amy Geller
February 23, 2017

Co-Director & Co-producer, Amy Geller, stops by the Trail 1033 studio to discuss the film, “The Guys Next Door” showing at the 2017 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.

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WE ARE MOVING STORIES: Big Sky Documentary Film Festival – The Guys Next Door
February 23, 2017

Interview with Director/Producer Allie Humenuk, Amy Geller

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“DOCUMENTARY CAPTURES LIFE OF GAY PORTLAND COUPLE AND THEIR FAMILY — FLAWS AND ALL”
By Ray Routhier | Maine Today
November 14, 2016

“Erik Mercer didn’t expect a film about his family – husband Sandro Sechi and daughters Eleonora and Rachel Maria – to go this far. But he’s glad it has.”

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“DOC NYC: Five Questions for THE GUYS NEXT DOOR Directors Allie Humenuk and Amy Geller”
By Scott Macaulay | Filmmakers Magazine
November 13, 2016

“Premiering today at DOC NYC, and co-presented by NewFest, the film catches its principal characters at a time when their commitments to each other are challenged by circumstance, geography and subtle changes in our society.”

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“DOC NYC 2016 Women Directors: Meet Allie Humenuk and Amy Geller— “The Guys Next Door”
By Rachel Montpelier | Women in Hollywood
November 13, 2016

“Because so many powerful women in media have been speaking out, including [Melissa Silverstein, the founder] of this blog, people are starting to realize how few women directors, cinematographers, and technicians are breaking the glass ceiling, how women are paid less than men for doing the same job, and how much sexual harassment and outright abuse women must endure in order to get ahead.”

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“The Guys Next Door: Una Modern Family al Festival di New York”
Sky Cinema
November 10, 2016

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“Geller and Humenuk Introduce “The Guys Next Door” Sunday at Doc NYC”
By Danny Peary | Sag Harbor Online
November 6, 2016

“The Guys Next Door fits my category “Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor.” Meanwhile you can purchase tickets to see it at noon on Sunday November 13 at the SVA Theatre, when it has its New York premiere as part of Doc NYC. It’s a slice-of-modern-life documentary that’s quite unique…”

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“The Guys Next Door (2016) Film Review”
By Jane Fae | Eye for Film
October 24, 2016

“In their beautifully filmed feature-length production, Allie Humenuk and Amy Geller… tell a very ordinary story of an extraordinary family…”

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“Seven Films Not to Miss”
By Rebecca M. Alvin | Provincetown Magazine
June 16, 2016

“What’s so fascinating about this film is the depth with which co-director/producers Allie Humenuk and Amy Geller explore this complicated parenting arrangement.”

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“A married mom of three became a surrogate for friends — for free”
By Kara Baskin | The Boston Globe
June 13, 2016

“Some people give their pals a free week at their beach house or bottles of wine. Segall offers up her womb. The documentary “The Guys Next Door,” screening next week at the Provincetown International Film Festival, chronicles her story.”

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“Frame of Mind: Diverse Voices”
By Jacob Ogles and Phil Lederer | SRQ
June, 2016

“With The Guys Next Door, documentarians Allie Humenuk and Amy Geller follow a modern gay couple, Erik Mercer and Sandro Sechi, as they venture into fatherhood for the second time with the help of friend Rachel, who volunteered to be their surrogate mother on both occasions. Sitting with Sarasota community leader and Equality Florida Board Chair Ken Shelin, Humenuk joined SRQ to discuss the film and the impact of Erik and Sandro’s story.”

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“Film Review: The Guys Next Door”
By Roger Walker-Dack | queerguru
May 22, 2016

“Geller’s gamble was a good one, and it really paid off. What she and Humenuk produced was an excellent heart-warming documentary that shows how lucky those two young girls are to have two rather wonderful dads..”

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“Fuse Film Review: “The Guys Next Door” at the IFFB — A Gentle Lesson”
By Tim Jackson | The Arts Fuse
April 28, 2016

“Geller and Humenuk have done something different here: they show us that families are families everywhere and that drama can be found in the give and take of the everyday. The Guys Next Door is about gently opening hearts and minds: it delicately demonstrates through one small story how easy it would be to recognize our common humanity.”

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“Cambridge documentarian films gay couple’s journey to parenthood”
By Peter Keough | The Boston Globe
April 22, 2016

“For gay couples, like most people, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a new member of the family in a baby carriage. ”

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“The Guys Next Door to Focus on Family”
By Philip Leder | SRQ Backlot
April 1, 2016

“Award-winning documentarians Amy Geller and Allie Humenuk blend the deeply personal and undeniably political with their latest documentary film, The Guys Next Door, exploring the lives of a gay couple raising two daughters and the married mother of three who served as the surrogate mother, bringing both families together. ”

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“Kick Starting the Guys Next Door”
By Candace Wohl | Team Surrogacy
April 10, 2015

“What really defines a family? One mom, one dad, a white picket fence, 2 kids and a dog that resembles Lassie? As the boundaries of science continue to broaden and social awareness begins to become a prevalent need, the definition of what describes a family has also evolved.”

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“The Guys Next Door”
By Shelley Sackett | The Jewish Journal
March 26, 2015

“When award-winning documentary filmmaker Amy Geller opened her 2011 Bates Alumni magazine, she was blown away by a story about Rachel Segall, a Jewish alumna from Newton in her 40’s with three teenagers who had recently volunteered to be a surrogate so her gay friends could become parents.”

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The Ultimate Tzedakah: Being a Surrogate Mother
By Jordyn Rozensky | Keshet
March 26, 2015

“Keshet is pretty excited about The Guys Next Door, a feature-length documentary that tells the story of Erik and Sandro, a gay couple with two daughters birthed by their friend Rachel.”

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