Motherstruck: journeys into transformation

    Pitch Video

    This is an exploration into the varied and complex transformations of early motherhood.

    Genre: Documentary
    Target Audience: Adults
    Target Length: 20 minutes
    Budget: $50,000

    Created By

    Josli Rockafella ,  British-Columbia

    Synopsis

    This film follows Naomi as she navigates early motherhood, inspired to create a safe online community for other parents to share and find support. Her anecdotes branch out into various themes, guided by interviews with authors, bloggers and academics. In this film, we will delve deep into the shift that occurs when one becomes a mother – split into two, but capable of extraordinary transformation. What is it that happens when a child is born? Connection. Anxiety. Joy. Isolation. Community. Unconditional love. We don't come looking for answers but for diverse experiences. Expectations of mothers to be; perspectives of those in the state of mothering. It's time to come together and normalize this conversation – to both celebrate this profound experience and build on it's challenges.

    Links

    Motherhood: I should be grateful
    Society punishes you for having kids when biologically ready
    Physical & emotional struggles of new motherhood – a comic

    The Team

    We are passionate about storytelling, compelled to capture arresting visuals to reveal compelling stories. Some of us have worked together for years, others it will be our first time; we are building the dream team to create this film.


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