Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Return To Zero...

For those of you that know our story, you know that before having Samuel, we experienced the loss of our first 3 sweet babies - Jacob, Jordan and Olivia. There is no greater loss than that of a child. In hopes of bringing awareness to pregnancy and infant loss, those of us in this unfortunate baby loss community are making a pledge to see an upcoming movie about such a heart-wrenching topic. 

There is a movie coming out about stillbirth called Return To Zero (http://returntozerothemovie.com/). It is the first film ever created with stillbirth as its central theme. The cast includes MINNIE DRIVER, PAUL ADELSTEIN, ALFRED MOLINA, CONNIE NIELSEN, KATHY BAKER, ANDREA ANDERS and SARAH JONES.

The heart of this film, Return to Zero, is quite simply about breaking the silence. It's based on the true story of what the director and his wife went through when losing their first son.

Too many times people are afraid to talk about the loss of a child. They don’t want to upset anyone. They don’t want to make those around them sad. People around them don’t bring it up, because they are afraid of making them remember something that they never could forget in the first place. This film is about giving people something to talk about. It’s about telling the real story of what child loss can do to a family, a marriage, a person. It is about bringing child loss into a format that people are comfortable talking about.

In order for this film to be seen, it needs our help. I have stepped up to be a local leader. Part of my job is getting at least 100 people to sign a pledge saying that you will go see Return to Zero on opening weekend (no date is currently set – so no excuses). That’s it. You don’t have to pledge any money. You don’t have to do anything other than say, “yes, I will go see this movie.”

If you're wondering why we ask that you pledge to see this film, here's a little clip from the directer/creator on why that is...

***The fact that we got a film MADE with stillbirth as its central theme is a miracle--but we pulled it off thanks to a handful of "angel" investors, dozens of committed cast and crew and hundreds of generous supporters.

Getting the film SEEN by the public in a theater will also take a miracle because the Hollywood "thinking" is that no one wants to see dramas, and certainly no one would ever want to see a drama that centers around a stillbirth.

We all know that is untrue--and we're proving it! Simply put, that is why we need your help!***

This movie has the potential to make a huge impact for our loss community. It is about breaking the silence of child loss.

If you have lost a child due to miscarriage, still birth, or early infant death, if you have had the hope of having a child be stolen from you by infertility, if you have lost a child in anyway, whether they were 5 or 55, you understand the pain. No parent should ever have to bare the weight of grieving their child alone.

If you have a friend or family member who is without a child today – don’t be afraid to mention their child’s name. You might bring a tear to their eye, but you will fill their heart with love knowing that they are not in this thing alone.

It would mean so much to me if you could take a minute and pledge to see it on it's opening weekend. You can put my name down (Priscilla Moore) as the local leader.


Feel free to share with your friends, too! The more that know about this, the greater the chances are of getting this in theaters!

If you want, you can check out the event I created on Facebook and invite your friends/family so that they can pledge to see it as well!


1 comment:

  1. I wish I could Pledge to see it a dozen times!