*Online Premiere* Logline: When a young American woman decides to become a gestational surrogate to a couple from China, her insecure husband tries to torpedo the arrangement. Our take: “Nest Egg,” by director Henry Loevner, spins a serious subject into penetrating comedy with hilarious bouts of miscommunication and unshared passions. Brittany is gung-ho at the prospect of carrying a baby for another couple for nine months (in order to share the joy and love she feels for her own child to a couple who can’t conceive). Her husband, John, isn’t as excited about the prospect, an opinion shared by a male co-worker (“no, definitely not, we don’t do that shit”), but his reservations are kept largely under wraps, until they’re not. When the Chinese couple visit Brittany and John’s home for the first time to discuss the particulars, it’s awkward from the beginning, and things really fly off the handle when John starts asking questions involving unlikely scenarios, like what happens if the couple doesn’t return to retrieve their child. The film’s comedy arises from its very particular scenario and its attention to detail (read our interview with Loevner to hear about his research process), and in its pitch-perfect performances from the entire cast, particularly between the deadpan Dan Gill and the ultra enthusiastic Brooke Trantor. [Watch on YouTube]. (13 minutes). Director/Writer/Editor: Henry Loevner. Starring Dan Gill, Brooke Trantor, Anna Pan, Jizhong Zhang, Joyce Lee, ChenChen Julian, and Gadiel Del Orbe. Director of Photography: Kevin Stiller. Producers: Aubrey Bendix and Yidi Li.