The Countdown Begins!

Only 5 days left to meet the funding goal with the At Home in Maine Kickstarter campaign!  There has been a strong influx of support over the past 2 days and I’m feeling jazzed!  In fact, they’ve been the most abundant 2 days in the entire run!  Thanks so much to all who have supported this project!

Can the goal of $8,000 and change be met in the next 5 days?  I’m feeling like it’s possible!

If you have been considering pledging to this campaign won’t you please do so today?  And please please spread the word to anyone and everyone you think might have an interest in supporting this project–it’s about homebirth, it’s about midwives…about choices in childbirth, about access to information about those choices.  It’s about women and their families…and normal, natural birth!

Let’s harness the power of our networks on the Internet and bring this baby home (to use a phrase)!

Let let countdown begin!  5, 4, 3, 2….





this past saturday, i witnessed another miracle:  i filmed the birth of a baby born at home to two loving parents, assisted by a team of midwives and friends.  two of his brothers met him moments after he emerged from his mother’s womb (the third, a toddler, slept on).  it was an intense and challenging labor, but with loving and professional support and care–and a lot of hard work–this mother brought her baby into the world outside the womb.

this summer i had the honor of stepping into this family’s world and filming other facets of their life.  our first endeavor:  a family excursion where we went on a whale watch.  other intimate and joyful events and moments were documented.  i did this entirely with out-of-pocket resources.  i hope to be able to transform this story into a film.  a film that will be a part of the “at home in maine” series.  a new film that will help educate women and their families about the choice to have a homebirth and receive midwifery care.

to do that, i need additional resources.  funds that will support the time and materials it takes to transform footage into a film.  i intend for this one to be the first of four more films that will be produced over this next year.

i’ve got two weeks to go with this kickstarter campaign–and a long way to reach my funding goal.  i will not receive any funds unless the entire funding goal is reached.  i need some angels here!  won’t you please be a part of my miracle and pledge to this project today?  miracles do happen.  i filmed one early saturday morning…

thanks to all who supported this project in week 4!


Please Support At Home in Maine on Kickstarter Today!

I’m entering Week 4 of this campaign and have a long way to go to meet my September 15 fund-raising goal!  I remain hopeful!

If you have been thinking of supporting this project and can swing it NOW is the time to go for it!  Whether it’s $5, $25, $250 (or more if you’re feeling generous) it all counts towards reaching this goal!

And if you know someone that would be interested in supporting this project, please PLEASE spread the word in your own circles!

Meeting this funding goal is critical to sustaining work on this project!  “At Home in Maine” is a part of a vibrant online movement to educate women and their families about their choices in childbirth!  Every woman deserves that information!

Click here to go to At Home in Maine on Kickstarter!  Many thanks to all who have supported this project so far! 

Another way to support this project is to rent/buy films in the At Home in Maine series.  Four films are available through Video on Demand (with more to come) via this website:  At Home in Waldo, Maine, At Home in Winthrop, At Home in Orland #2 and At Home in Morrill.

Looking forward to filming more births and creating more films for this series!







Support At Home in Maine on Kickstarter!

I just launched a Kickstarter campaign for At Home in Maine!  My goal:  to raise $10,000 by September 15, 2011 to create four more films for the AHIM series!  That means more families, more midwives, more locations and more authentic and diverse portraits of the homebirth experience–to help educate, inform and inspire!  I’m already in production on the next film!  By the summer of 2012, I hope to have 15 films that comprise the AHIM series.

Here’s an opportunity to support a worthwhile project and receive some great rewards!

Click here to learn more about this project and donate! 

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