Earlier this year I was honoured to be asked by my client Junction to produce a video that acknowledges the traditional owners of the land in which they live work and play. It's something that I had been wanting to work on for a long time.
Always was, always will be.
Take a look around your office and when you walk down the street – many of the women and men around you are carrying a burden and hiding a grief that is hard to talk about. Every year 103,000 couples report a miscarriage in Australia*. In fact, statistics show that 1 in 4 pregnancies sadly end this way, that is, a pregnancy that has not developed past 20 weeks.
This five-part, online documentary series explores and opens the discussion around miscarriage and breaks down the silence surrounding it. ‘You Are Not Alone’ is a narrative documentary series looking at all aspects of miscarriage through the eyes of everyday Australians who have experienced either their first or multiple losses. We share the experiences of couples and families who have lost a baby, as well as a leading obstetrician, researchers and support organisations, about the medical reasons behind miscarriage and the support that exists for the many thousands who experience it each year.
The series will take audiences on a personal and sometimes challenging journey, with soon to be parents, who have experienced falling pregnant and then losing their baby. We ask difficult questions about what it was like for them beyond that moment, how they made sense of their loss and how they rebuild and carry on, while witnessing others finding joy through their own pregnancy.
We look at how society deals with loss and grief connected with miscarriage, but also how it impacts men and same-sex couples, how remoteness and isolation affects dealing with a loss and how the grief stays with so many, so many years on.
Head to YOUARENOTALONEDOCO.COM to watch the episodes
I am a video producer and cameraman in Adelaide, South Australia. I'm passionate about telling stories that people relate to.