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Synopsis: Nia and Isaac have been prepping for the birth of their son for 8 long months. Becoming parents was a dream for both of them. The nursery is almost finished, and they had just begun setting up the gifts from their baby shower. The excitement for the arrival of their son is almost too much, until the day when their baby stops kicking. The two haven’t spoken in the past 24 hours. There’s nothing to say yet. The house is emptier and quieter than it was supposed to be. They sit in separate rooms, struggling to come to grips with what has happened and how to continue on without their baby. Life goes on, and the reality of their loss hits hardest when Nia’s milk starts coming in.

Language

English

Run Time

7 minutes

Starring

Bryn Booth (Nia)
Charlie Hall (Isaac)

Directed by

Emma Sinex

Edited by

Fortune Wesson

Composer

Trevor Bourland

Production Designer

Mackenzie Giguere

Cinematographer

Daniel Crowley

Director's Statement

I grew up hearing a lot of stories of my older sister, Kate. Though I never got to meet her, she was an important part of my life, and her story continues to impact my family. As I began doing my research for the film, I didn’t see the topic of stillbirth covered much in film. I want families to be able to see this topic represented on screen, and I hope that this story touches the lives of both my family and other families who have a shared experience.

Director's Bio

Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Emma Sinex lives with a deep-rooted passion for music and dance, and filmmaking. Emma has found inspiration for her work in the intimacies of life, family dynamics, and the communities she’s been involved in. With an admiration for choreography, personal narratives, and the variety of cultures within, she hopes to help tell the stories of everyday people in a complex world.

Production Year

2020

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