OVUM is a dark comedy about an off-beat young actress who will do anything for a part, who must give up a part of herself when her method acting exercise goes too far and she ends up selling her eggs.
Ovum is based on true events.
Twenty-four year-old actress Calpurnia Dylan (Sonja O'Hara) just wants to be taken seriously. When she tries "The Method” to approach an off-Broadway role, she’s drawn into the strange, shady world of egg “donation” clinics and the unlikely characters who populate them: from unscrupulous doctors with mind-bending fertility drugs to the broken, nihilistic model donors and notorious faded movie star who wants our heroine’s OVUM at any cost.
She throws herself into the "research" enthusiastically, believing that she can pull the plug on the whole process before it's too late.
Soon, Calpurnia is enduring humiliating, invasive screening practices, grueling psychological tests and must ultimately confront the value of her own fertility and future choices. All so she can be selected by the Chanel of egg donor agencies and prove her worth as a real actress by earning her dream role.
When Calpurnia becomes involved with Ellen, a seductive art model and four time donor, she becomes ensnared in the girl's dangerous lifestyle. But things are not as they first appear in a world where wealthy couples seek the perfect designer egg.
Is more at stake than just a role? What is the true worth of a human egg?