Article with the trailer:
Official Press Release:
MTV SET TO AIR GROUNDBREAKING DOCU-SERIES “GENERATION CRYO” ON
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Follow the Remarkable Journey of 17-Year-Old Breeanna Who Discovers 15 Half
Brothers and Sisters on Her Quest to Find the Donor — the Biggest Mystery of Her
Tweet It: Check out the series premiere of “Generation Cryo” on @MTV Monday,
11/25 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
New York, NY (October 15, 2013) – MTV today announced that it will premiere the
compelling docu-series “Generation Cryo,” which explores families and the issues
faced by a new generation of young people conceived via anonymous sperm
donation, on Monday, November 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The series documents the
journey of 17-year-old Breeanna who recently learned that she has at least 15
half-siblings fathered by the same anonymous donor, #1096. What follows is a
six-episode, one-hour series that re-defines what it means to be a modern
family. For a link to the trailer, click here.
Hoping to find out more about her family history, Bree visited the Donor Sibling
Registry, a website dedicated to connecting sperm donor families. Armed with
this newly obtained information, Bree sets out to meet her half-brothers and
sisters and encourages them to help her find out more about their donor.
Realizing that they are more similar than any of them could have imagined, Bree
immediately connects with her siblings who accept her unconditionally. Along the
way, what starts off as a meeting of strangers becomes an intense and emotional
bonding of family.
For most of her childhood, Breeanna hid the fact that she was sperm
donor-conceived. After her two moms, Sherry and Debra, split up when Bree was
three-years-old, her biological mom, Debra, started dating men again. Bree then
bounced between both homes and is currently living with her non-biological mom,
Like most teenagers her age, Bree is attempting to find out who she is. But
unlike most kids, Bree’s just discovered that she has 15 half-siblings all over
the country. Now Bree wants to meet as many of her half-brothers and sisters as
she can and hopefully gain their help to solve the biggest mystery of their
lives – who is their sperm donor.
Jonah, 17 and Hilit, 17
Raised in a Jewish household with their parents, Terri and Eric, in a suburb of
Atlanta, Hilit and Jonah have already met many of their half-siblings and are
excited to add Bree into their family. However, as far as the sperm donor goes,
they’ve never considered looking for him. To Jonah and Hilit, their “real dad”
is the man who raised them and it’s going to take plenty of convincing if Bree
hopes to gain their support in her journey.
Jayme, 18 and Jesse, 18
Jayme and Jesse were raised by their single mom, Janis. Not having had a father
figure in their lives growing up, both have always been curious about their
“donor dad.” Janis is also interested in knowing who the donor is and even
attempted to go through the Cryobank in hopes of reaching out to the donor, but
was told that only offspring who are 18 years of age can submit a request for
contact. Now that Jayme and Jesse are 18, they’re ready to submit a request of
their own, but are warned that they should temper their expectations of ever
hearing from the donor.
Paige, 20 Molly, 20 and Will, 18
Paige, Molly and Will grew up with their mom, Laura and dad, Perry, who are now
divorced. Despite their parents’ split, they’re still close to their father and
are deeply conflicted about knowing much about the donor.
Twins Paige and Molly are the oldest of all the half-siblings and feel they have
a responsibility to protect the younger ones. Even though they don’t want to
find the donor themselves, they are willing to help mentor Bree as she searches
Jesse grew up with his mom, Laurie and dad, Jim. The couple believed Jim was
infertile and used donor sperm to conceive Jesse. It turns out, however, that
Jim wasn’t infertile and three years later, he and Laurie had a daughter Emily
through natural conception.
Jesse isn’t fully comfortable with being a sperm donor child and doesn’t like
being labeled as one. He was hesitant to meet his half-siblings earlier in his
life and his desire to ignore the subject of where he came from puts a strain on
his relationship with his family. After meeting up with Jesse, it becomes
Bree’s mission to help him come to terms with being donor-conceived.
Viewers can go to MTV.com for sneak peeks of the show including bonus and
extended scenes, plus exclusive interviews. For even more information and
exclusive content, fans can “like” the “Generation Cryo” Facebook page at
“Generation Cryo” will also air on MTV’s international channels beginning in
“Generation Cryo” is produced by Off the Fence for MTV with OTF’s Michael Lang
and Ellen Windemuth serving as Executive Producers. Marshall Eisen, Nomi Ernst
Leidner, Betsy Forhan and Dave Sirulnick are Executive Producers for MTV. Rob
Schwarze and Dave Wadsworth are Supervising Producers for OTF. Jonathan Mussman
is Executive in Charge, MTV. Wendy Kramer is the Associate Producer and the
Founder and Director of the Donor Sibling Registry.