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!


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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