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Can Clare find hope after her baby dies?
Based on real events...
How do you survive from loss? How do you you heal?
How do you survive from loss? How do you you heal?
223 backers pledged $32,228 to help bring this project to life.

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Secrets Of An Unborn Child

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Music by Walter Werzowa  (Musikvergnuegen)

Check out Gabriela's Directing reel: 

Here is an article written about the film and the inspiration that called us to work together.

http://creativeinsideout.com/2013/05/09/the-heart-of-a-mother-interview-with-filmmakers-evelyne-gabriela-tollman/

What is Secrets Of An Unborn Child about?

In Secrets Of An Unborn Child the lives of two sisters intersect. Clare loses her baby and Anna, in the midst of an emotional crisis, inadvertently abandons her child. The film follows the two sisters as they overcome their worst fears and help each other rebuild their lives.

On the anniversary of her baby’s death Clare has an anxiety attack and calls her sister Anna for help. Anna arrives, but is hiding her own dark secret.

Clare goes to a support group for grieving parents. Disconnected from her husband, Clare sleeps around with other men. Clare has a sexual encounter that turns violent and she inadvertently puts Anna’s life in jeopardy.

The tension between the sisters escalates, and Anna's secret is revealed. Clare learns that Anna abandoned her own child in the midst of an emotional breakdown.

Clare feels that somehow the loss of her baby was her fault. At her darkest hour, Clare has a vision of her lost baby. He now appears to her as a grown man and reassures her that it was not her fault. After this vision Clare understands that death is not the end; that relationships still exist even though a person may not be with you in physical form.

Anna hides out at Clare’s house refusing to speak with her husband about what she did. Her denial causes her to lose custody of her own child.

Secrets Of An Unborn Child is about overcoming tragedy and finding hope. It is about reconnecting with those you love and connecting to the mysterious forces within the universe.

Directors Statement:

I have always worked from personal experience in my films. As a South African immigrant I grew up during Apartheid and I witnessed a lot of fear and violence. My first short film THE LAST GUNSHOT explored these themes and the familial implications of Apartheid. In some of my other short films I've explored themes of intimacy, isolation and violence against women.

SECRETS OF AN UNBORN CHILD was motivated by a real experience I had when due to complications I gave birth to my baby at 7 months. He struggled to survive, but didn't. It was a painful and difficult experience. I started to write the script with my sister Evelyne. I was compelled to explore the theme of survival after the loss of a loved one.

CAN WE REALLY MAKE A FILM FOR 30,000????

Yes we can. Because we've already raised $70,000.

WHAT WE HAVE IN PLACE:

TALENTED AND EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS ALL WORKING AT A REDUCED RATE.

 WHICH EQUALS THE VALUE OF:

                                           $70,000

Editor and final color correction 

VALUE- $20,000

Composer, Sound Designer and Final Mix session - Walter Werzowa

 VALUE-$20,000

Producer- working at an extremely reduced rate.

VALUE-$5,000 

Cinematographer -working at an extremely reduced rate.

VALUE-$10,000  

We have SECURED all our locations.

VALUE-$5,000 

We can use the RED EPIC CAMERA AND SOME LENSES.

VALUE-$10,000

YOUR SUPPORT WILL ALLOW US TO PAY FOR:

PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT:

Lighting Equipment, Sound Equipment, Camera Lenses, Production Insurance.

CREW: Cinematographer (reduced rate), Unit Production Manager, Line Producer, Assistant Director, Assistant Cameraman, Key Grip, Gaffer, Costume Designer, Set Designer, Make Up Artist, Craft Services, Production Assistant.

POST PRODUCTION, Editor(reduced rate), Final Color Correction, Composer (reduced rate) Final Sound Mix.

ACTORS. Our Amazing actors require $100 per day under the SAG contract.

How can I help?

Apart from backing the film, You can SPREAD THE WORD! Tell a friend about the project via email, share it on Facebook, tweet about it, something...anything...you can even call someone on the phone and talk about it. If everyone we sent it to gave $20 we would meet our goal. If that's too high anything will help.

How does Kickstarter work?

We set a goal -- in this case, $30,000. We set a deadline. It is June 2nd. You pledge whatever your heart desires. If you even contribute as little as $1, you would be bringing us closer to our goal. Remember that the bigger the pledge, the greater the rewards (look to the right for a list of all the rewards we offer).

If we make the goal by the deadline, your credit card is charged what you pledged (but not until then). We have enough to make the film, you get your rewards and all is right with the world.

If we don't make the goal, your credit card is NOT charged, we do NOT get a penny, you do NOT get any amazing goodies and EVERYONE is upset, but we would probably be more upset.

When will everything be finished?

We plan on completing everything by September of 2013, which would allow us to start our film festival run at the start of 2014.

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Risks and challenges

We purposely wrote our film in a way that we can shoot it quickly and inexpensively. Our film is not about car chases or exploding helicopters. Instead it is about human relationships and the amazing power of the human spirit to heal and overcome life's sometimes challenging lessons.

We have a great team of experienced professionals on board. The Director, Editor, Composer and Cinematographer have made several film projects together.

As a team we understand what it takes to get a film like this made. We are very passionate about this project. We are excited to take this film from page to screen and we are ready to tackle any challenges!

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