Success at Sheffield

Donor Unknown had its special preview screening at Sheffield Doc/Fest on Friday 5 November 2010 and official World Premiere on Saturday 6 November.

The panel discussion at Sheffield Doc/Fest


The film, shown at The Showroom cinema, was screened to a sell-out audience of more than 200 on two consecutive days..


The film's director Jerry Rothwell introduced the film, and answered questions, with the film's scientific advisor Dr Allan Pacey, after the Friday screening.


One member of the audience said they found it: "a funny and subtle story about identity, genetic inheritance and the slightly unnerving future of the modern family".


Twitter comments...


@saberian: "Donor Unknown got the biggest clap in a film so far! Great film!"


@xavierrashid: Just watched the amazing Donor Unknown at #sheffdocfest also screening at IDFA next week


@eastern_eye: Donor Unknown: What is a father? What does it say about the donor in his own relationship with his father?


@quarkfilms: Just saw Jerry Rothwell's DONOR UNKNOWN: Fab, funny, touching. Brill work team! Check it out!!


@mccave Just seen Donor Unknown, Jerry Rothwell's wonderful film about a v prolific sperm donor & his offspring. Go see. #sheffdocfest


@barryjamesgibb Just seen 'donor unknown', jerry rothwell's new film. Fantastic: funny, moving, timely. #sheffdocfest


@DDBHAM The docfest is brilliant - donor unknown is an excellent documentary, we highly recommend it.


@ivoivo 'donor unknown' - sperm donation doc charming and subtly witty


@DaveMedlo: My favourite features: Wasteland, The Flaw, Marathon Boy, Donor Unknown @sheffdocfest


@ThirtyTenMedia: Donor Unknown is the kind of film I aspire to make- funny, serious underpinning issues, beautifully shot, likeable characters


Doc/Fest delegates queue to see the film


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