Shot entirely underwater, Unborn is a poetic journey about becoming a mother. About grief and loss. Hope and wonder. What if a woman cannot conceive? What if she loses a pregnancy? Can she still fulfill her dream?
This film immerses the audience in those emotions through an original score and stunning visuals. We are brought into the heart and soul of the protagonist as she navigates the worlds of her reality and dreams.
Director Biography – Sasha Marie Speer
Through her thought-provoking films, Sasha Marie Speer harnesses the soul of her subjects and creates experiences from them in her work. She interweaves pain and hope into visual forms that capture and challenge our current state as human beings, seeking a possibility of real connection in a world of constant distraction and separation.
This film is inspired by my personal experience of grief as I attempted to get pregnant, only to fall short month after month. Of finding a mass and needing surgery, not knowing if I would be able to conceive – ever. Feeling so vulnerable as I was poked and prodded by doctors and nurses searching for an answer. In finding strength through sharing my story with other women. In coming to a place of peace within myself that the end result will be what it is, and that’s ok. I am not alone.