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!
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!
Alexis Marie Chute
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.
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!
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.