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As lifelike infant dolls, “reborns” are pretty shocking to see. People either love them or hate them. I wanted to explore what was behind such polarizing opinions, and what the hobby also said about the world of adult make-believe. Ian Kibbey, one half of the commercial directing team Terri Timely, had worked with me on similar projects, and I knew this kind of story dovetailed with his interests and approach. We asked the reborn artist Kate Charles about being the subject of a short film, and were thrilled when Condé Nast Entertainment decided it would be a great fit at The New Yorker.

Directed by Terri Timely
Produced by Brady Welch
Edited by Catherine Bull
Cinematography by Devin Whetstone
Executive Produced by Dawn Ostroff for Condé Nast Entertainment
Music by Roger Neill
Sound Design by Rich Bologna