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For Immediate Release January 22, 2019

Contacts:

Ann Zamudio, Director/Producer:

410-756-0271 or clevergretelproductions@gmail.com

Krista Gervon, Producer:

619-980-1369 or krista@kilogramproductions.com

 

INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY EXAMINING PREGNANCY LOSS AND INFERTILITY TO BE SCREENED AT THE SVA THEATRE IN NEW YORK CITY ON JANUARY 26, 2019.

 

(New York City, January 22, 2019) Don’t Talk About the Baby, an independent, first of its kind documentary which examines the cultural roots and stigmas associated with pregnancy loss and infertility, is hosting its first major screening at the SVA Theatre in New York City on January 26th, 2019. The screening will be followed by a Q&A Panel Discussion with the filmmakers Ann Zamudio and Krista Gervon, as well as Julie Aguas, who composed an original song for the film. The Q&A panel discussion is of particular importance because the hope is that this film can be a conduit to the healing process and a catalyst for change in the way society reacts to hearing about pregnancy loss and infertility, which can only be done through open dialogue and difficult conversations. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite and group discounts are available by contacting the filmmakers directly.

 

The concept of the film was conceived from the filmmakers’ own personal experiences with loss and discovering that although it was a common experience, since no one talked openly about it, a culture of shame and silence has been able to flourish. Ann Zamudio, the director and co-producer describes why she felt compelled to make this film, "We wanted to create something that does more than inspire people to start conversations, we want to give them the words to do it. Pregnancy loss and infertility are burdened with a heavy and long held stigma that can be difficult to break away from. Our goal for this film is to empower people to share their stories with others, and break the stigma through conversation."

             

The documentary has been nearly four years in the making and is comprised of a small crew of passionate filmmakers. Omeed Nabavi, Director of Photography and Alec Walker, Associate Producer, both of Stereoscope Productions, reflect upon their time working on the film, “We are so thrilled to be a part of such a groundbreaking discussion and humbled by the opportunity to provide a platform to those who have experienced miscarriage and pregnancy loss. We’re proud to present this story to the world.”

 

After a successful crowdfunding endeavor, the team embarked upon a journey across the country to capture the perspectives of families, researchers, counselors, physicians, nurses, and many others to weave together a tapestry of stories, history, and scientific research findings to present a comprehensive illustration of the subject matter. Zamudio recounts the process and what she has learned, "Making this film has been a multi-year labor of love from many creative forces on our team. It's been a lesson in micro-budget indie filmmaking and we've become experts in getting things done on the bare minimum resources. We've been honored by so many people sharing their stories with the film so bravely and vulnerably. We hope the film does justice to their journeys."

 

The filmmakers believe that the more people share their stories, the faster the stigma will be shattered. Zamudio shares her hopes for the impact the film will have, "I hope this film gives people a better understanding of how common pregnancy loss and infertility are, and why the people going through it feel so stigmatized. Perhaps if we explore why the stigmas are there, we can more easily shed them."

 

The film was released on October 15th, 2018, International Pregnancy Loss Awareness Day, and is available to stream through Amazon Prime Video, Vimeo On Demand. DVD and Blu-Ray copies are also available for purchase on the film’s website. More details and tickets to the screening can be found and purchased through Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dont-talk-about-the-baby-nyc-screening-tickets-52646110935.


For more information about Don’t Talk About the Baby, please visit www.donttalkaboutthebaby.com  

For Immediate Release October15 , 2018

Contacts:

Ann Zamudio, Director/Producer:

410-756-0271 or clevergretelproductions@gmail.com

Krista Gervon, Producer:

619-980-1369 or krista@kilogramproductions.com

 

INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY EXAMINING PREGNANCY LOSS AND INFERTILITY TO BE RELEASED ON

PREGNANCY LOSS AWARENESS DAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 2018.

 

(Washington D.C., October 15, 2018) Don’t Talk About the Baby, an independent documentary which examines the cultural roots and social stigmas associated with pregnancy loss and infertility, is poised to be released on October 15th, 2018, also Pregnancy Loss Awareness Day. The film will be available for digital download to rent or buy and can be widely shared with a simple link. Screening versions will also be made available for a fee and will include discussion questions and the opportunity for a Q&A session with the filmmakers.

             

The concept of the film was conceived from the filmmakers’ own personal experiences with loss and discovering that although it was a common experience, since no one talked openly about it, a culture of shame and silence has been able to flourish. Ann Zamudio, the director and co-producer describes why she felt compelled to make this film, "We wanted to create something that does more than inspire people to start conversations, we want to give them the words to do it. Pregnancy loss and infertility are burdened with a heavy and long held stigma that can be difficult to break away from. Our goal for this film is to empower people to share their stories with others, and break the stigma through conversation."

             

The documentary has been nearly four years in the making and is comprised of a small crew of passionate filmmakers. Omeed Nabavi, Director of Photography and Alec Walker, Associate Producer, both of Stereoscope Productions, reflect upon their time working on the film, “We are so thrilled to be a part of such a groundbreaking discussion and humbled by the opportunity to provide a platform to those who have experienced miscarriage and pregnancy loss. We’re proud to present this story to the world.”

 

After a successful crowdfunding endeavor, the team embarked upon a journey across the country to capture the perspectives of families, researchers, counselors, physicians, nurses, and many others to weave together a tapestry of stories, history, and scientific research findings to present a comprehensive illustration of the subject matter. Zamudio recounts the process and what she has learned, "Making this film has been a multi-year labor of love from many creative forces on our team. It's been a lesson in micro-budget indie filmmaking and we've become experts in getting things done on the bare minimum resources. We've been honored by so many people sharing their stories with the film so bravely and vulnerably. We hope the film does justice to their journeys."

 

The release date of October 15th has particular significance as it is Pregnancy Loss Awareness Day, a day in which loss survivors take the time to honor and remember their babies and pregnancies. The hope is that this film can be a conduit to the healing process and a catalyst for change in the way society reacts to hearing about pregnancy loss and infertility. Lindsey Henke, Founder and Executive Director of Pregnancy After Loss Support emphasizes the importance of this film, "There is validation in seeing your story being told by someone who has walked in your shoes. Pregnancy loss parents want to know they are not alone in their pain. That is why a movie like this is needed to help break the silence and reduce the suffering parents feel around losing a baby." The filmmakers believe that the more people share their stories, the faster the stigma will be shattered. Zamudio shares her hopes for the impact the film will have, "I hope this film gives people a better understanding of how common pregnancy loss and infertility are, and why the people going through it feel so stigmatized. Perhaps if we explore why the stigmas are there, we can more easily shed them."

 

For more information about Don’t Talk About the Baby, please visit www.donttalkaboutthebaby.com  

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