Womb Envy podcast

Womb Envy is a unique scripted webseries and scripted podcast in that it is being created concurrently for two Canadian broadcaster owned SVOD platforms – AMI-tv and OUTtv. The broadcasters approached us to create a series that would engage and serve their very different audiences. Persons with disabilities with a focus on the blind/partially sighted for AMI-tv and the LGBTQ+ population for OUTtv. In addition to having the challenge of serving these two diverse audiences we are the first production company to write and produce a scripted series using IDV (Integrated Described Video). The purpose of creating a series from the onset of writing with IDV incorporated is to ensure a level playing field for the consumption and enjoyment of the show by a sighted and partially sighted/blind audience by listening to the sound only or accessing the scripted podcast. In other words – everyone is invited, no one is left behind in comprehension. The series is both a traditional screen based series and the final audio mix is equally accessible for the blind or partially-sighted as a scripted podcast series.

Diversity and inclusion are top of mind for us and in addition to persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ participation we also have a focus within Womb Envy of storytelling with and for queer Black people as well as inclusion of roles for women over the age of 60 for which employment opportunities are unfortunately often diminished.

Womb Envy is about a sympathetic pregnancy. It’s an actual documented physiological phenomenon whereby a man develops the physical, mental and emotional aspects of a pregnancy due to increased empathy for a pregnant partner. It’s called couvade syndrome. Incredible right?

LISTEN to the interview with producer Charlie David here: https://bellfund.ca/ar-2021/#womb-envy

In the Womb Envy web series, when a gay burnt-out party boy’s estranged straight small-town best friend shows up expecting him to play daddy to her pregnant belly, even a beautiful blind lover and fairy drag queen can’t stop the womb envy. Womb Envy is an Mpreg romantic comedy.

First couvade syndrome and now Mpreg right? What are these terms and what do they mean!? Mpreg is a highly popular deep niche of fiction, fan fiction, and entertainment in which men have the ability to get pregnant. We didn’t know how PASSIONATE this
audience segment was or just how DEEP this niche was until we started our research. If you’re not in the know, you can certainly be forgiven for this going over your head.

However a google search for Mpreg results in nearly 9 million results. There is a hungry, underserved and enthusiastic audience who wants to see men get pregnant. Our comedy Womb Envy is here to scratch that itch!!

Thank you for considering Womb Envy at your festival!

Charlie David, Producer

  • Mark Keller
  • Champagna
  • Border2Border Entertainment
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  • Genres:
    podcast, comedy
  • Length:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 10, 2023
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  • Student Project:
  • Paris Play Film Festival
    Paris Play Film Festival
    February 28, 2023
    Best LGBTQ+ Series
  • Paris Play Film Festival
    February 28, 2023
    Best Production Design
  • Telly Award - Silver
    New York
    June 8, 2023
    Silver Telly Award - Scripted Series
  • TO Webfest
    September 19, 2023
  • New Jersey Web Festival (NJ WebFest)
    New Jersey
    September 24, 2023
  • Baltimore Next Media Web Fest
    Baltimore, Maryland
    November 2, 2023
  • New Jersey Webfest
    New Jersey, United States
    September 21, 2023
    Nominee: Best Series Premise