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Kelowna Launch & Final Fundraising Day

Expecting Sunshine Film & Book Thank You’s!

Right off the bat, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all the recent supporters of Expecting Sunshine Documentary film! Making a film is hard work – and so is the crowdfunding. Thankfully, there are amazing people out there that make things happen. It is because of them, and all the children they represent, that Expecting Sunshine has come alive in the world!

THANK YOU to our most recent supporters:

(in the order they were received)

Thank you Robert Duke for donating $500!

Thank you Rhonda and Bevan May for donating $1,000!

Thank you Patti Walker for donating $85!

Thank you Pregnancy After Loss Support for donating $85!

 

Thank you Stephanie Haight, in loving memory of Cullen Gray Pryor, for donating $20!

Thank you Sandy Rysavy, in loving memory of Baby Rysavy, for donating $85!

Thank you Jennifer Rose Long for donating $25!

Thank you Kelly Kittel for donating $25!

Thank you Naomi Maharaj for donating $100!

Thank you Anonymous for donating $100!

 

This is a painting that the Chute family painted together for the film.


BOOK TOUR: Multicultural Heritage Centre

I had a wonderful night at the Multicultural Heritage Centre’s “Wine and Words” book club this past week! Sitting around with a group of people who love to read is amazing. I felt like I was with kindred spirits. I have to say, I feel inspired to join a book club myself!

One great thing about Expecting Sunshine is that it gets people talking. The book club meeting was a wonderful experience hearing about the things that matter to people and how they approach life, grief, and personal self-discovery. I am grateful for all the stories shared – and the wine poured!

 

I am incredibly grateful for all the support Expecting Sunshine is receiving across the board – from the documentary fundraiser to the book tour to reviews and meaningful conversations. Thank you everyone! There are not enough words. Sending love!

Thank you for reading!

With gratitude,

Alexis Marie Chute

Expecting Sunshine is about Family

Expecting Sunshine Documentary Fundraising THANK YOU’s!

In Expecting Sunshine memoir I write about the loneliness of loss. In Expecting Sunshine documentary I hope to break down those walls of isolation. The goal is that no one will feel alone after the death of a child, whether that is through miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, ectopic pregnancy or any other kind of pregnancy loss or the death of a newborn or of an older child.

This is a topic that matters. Children matter. Families matter. Mothers and fathers matter. Life matters – and this doesn’t change in the face of loss.

Here are our most recent supporters:

(in the order they were received)

Thank you to the Anonymous individual who donated $2,000!

Thank you to Rhonda and Bevan May for donating $250 in loving memory of their beloved son Mackenzie May!

Thank you to Virginia Smith for donating $85 in loving memory of Lucas Alexander Smith!

Thank you to Katelyn Owns for donating $85 in loving memory of Aveline Charlotte Owens!

Thank you to Olga Bernhardt for donating $110!

 


Sincerest thanks and gratitude from Alexis Marie Chute and the entire crew of Expecting Sunshine.

To contribute to Expecting Sunshine’s documentary crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo, please click here.


5 Reasons to Support Expecting Sunshine Doc:

  1. The film breaks the taboo around a very common type of loss
  2. The film will help the bereaved feel less alone
  3. The film educates about how to support parents after loss
  4. The film encourages healthy grief (a part of “The Healthy Grief Movement”)
  5. The film can remember and celebrate the children that made a huge impact on the world despite their short lives

5 Reasons Expecting Sunshine Doc Supporters ROCK:

  1. They see the value of sharing meaningful stories
  2. They back what they believe in
  3. They are not apathetic to helping others
  4. They show up at the right time
  5. They make a real difference

 

Expecting Sunshine documentary needs your help to finish the film. If you have been affected by and feel strongly for the topic of pregnancy and infant loss, grief and healing – please join us on the journey of making a cultural difference.

ABOUT EXPECTING SUNSHINE FILM:

The film documents an actual pregnancy of Alexis Marie Chute as she grapples with the unique challenges of the loss of a baby and the “new normal” afterward. With poignant, educational narration and interesting interviews of over twenty bereaved men, women and experts, the documentary casts fresh light on a private and isolating experience.

The documentary contains scenes across multiple seasons, and numerous locations – from Alberta, Canada, to Sedona, Arizona. It features real-life medical appointments, artistic manifestations, thought-provoking interviews with counselors, nurses and bereaved families, and a comprehensive view from conception after loss through till the actual delivery. The film successfully avoids being a bland, sterile or sentimental expose. Instead, it is a collaborative and culturally relevant work of art.

 

As a filmmaker, Alexis Marie brings together her unique skill set as both a visual and literary communicator. She exposes the unseen emotional and psychological challenges of grief, curating them into an artistic presentation that will live on in the minds of viewers long after.

The film will be shown at film festivals around the world, at hospitals as a training tool, broadcast on TV, and available for the public.

The crew has launched the “FINAL PUSH” crowdfunding campaign hoping to raise $5000 Canadian ($3885.50 USD).

Please help us break the taboo around loss and promote healthy grief and healing. 

 

 

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Thank you for reading!

With gratitude,

Alexis Marie Chute

 

Last Two Days to be Included in Expecting Sunshine Credit Reel

Last Two Days to be Included in Expecting Sunshine Credit Reel!

Expecting Sunshine documentary needs your help to finish the film. If you have been affected by and feel strongly for the topic of pregnancy and infant loss, grief and healing – please join us on the journey of making a cultural difference.

SPECIAL FINAL OFFERING

Thursday, July 13 & Friday, July 14 ONLY

Donate to the Expecting Sunshine Documentary crowdfunding campaign and have the baby you lost, your rainbow baby, supporter name or business name listed in the credit roll of the film.

We need your help. Please contribute and be a part of this meaningful project!

THANK YOU!!

ABOUT EXPECTING SUNSHINE FILM:

The film documents an actual pregnancy of Alexis Marie Chute as she grapples with the unique challenges of the loss of a baby and the “new normal” afterward. With poignant, educational narration and interesting interviews of over twenty bereaved men, women and experts, the documentary casts fresh light on a private and isolating experience.

The documentary contains scenes across multiple seasons, and numerous locations – from Alberta, Canada, to Sedona, Arizona. It features real-life medical appointments, artistic manifestations, thought-provoking interviews with counselors, nurses and bereaved families, and a comprehensive view from conception after loss through till the actual delivery. The film successfully avoids being a bland, sterile or sentimental expose. Instead, it is a collaborative and culturally relevant work of art.

As a filmmaker, Alexis Marie brings together her unique skill set as both a visual and literary communicator. She exposes the unseen emotional and psychological challenges of grief, curating them into an artistic presentation that will live on in the minds of viewers long after.

The film will be shown at film festivals around the world, at hospitals as a training tool, broadcast on TV, and available for the public.

The crew has launched the “FINAL PUSH” crowdfunding campaign hoping to raise $5000 Canadian ($3885.50 USD).

Please help us break the taboo around loss and promote healthy grief and healing. 

 

 

 

Awesome Book Tour & Film Fundraising Update

Film Crowdfunding FINAL PUSH

Happy Mother’s Day from Expecting Sunshine

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