You Are Not Alone

A journey of heartbreak over the loss of a child and the joy as one woman finally gives birth to her rainbow baby.

You Are Not Alone is a story of loss and grief and the things we don’t talk about after a miscarriage. It explores how miscarriage mentally, emotionally and physically impacts women and men, those who have suffered multiple losses and those from different nationalities and backgrounds, as well as the roles social media and religion play in the loneliness.

  • Lyndal Redman
    Director
  • Lyndal Redman
    Producer
  • Lauren Hillman
    Producer
  • Caroline Winter
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Women, Health, Miscarriage, pregnancy
  • Runtime:
    35 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    97,000 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Toronto International Womens Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    Official Selection
  • Women's Film Festival San Diego
    San Diego
    United States
    Best Documentary
  • Australian Independent Film Festival
    Brisbane
    Australia
    Semi-Finalist
Distribution Information
  • Kidspot
    Distributor
    Country: Australia
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - Lyndal Redman

Lyndal has over 14 years experience in editing and camera at some of Australia's leading television and media companies.

In June 2015, she decided to head up her own video production company Redman Media on a full time basis. Through this business she currently works on corporate videos for a range of clients. She has worked on broadcast television reality television shows such as Seven Year Switch (Channel 7), Australia's Cheapest Wedding, The Feed (SBS), and Alisa and Lysandra to the Rescue (Channel 9)

She is the Australian Producer/Director for UK television company FirstLookTV, and have filmed for Evil Up Close - Jason Downie story and Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer - Mark Rust that is shown on Foxtel and Netflix in Australia. She was honoured with a Commended in the Best Current Affairs and Highly Commended in the News Camera categories of the SA Press Club Awards for my documentary on the Kapunda murders for “Evil Up Close”. Recently she has worked on 3 episodes of their latest crime series Nurses Who Kill which will be on the Crime Network and Netflix. Her documentary Safe Spaces was an official selection for the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival and the High Peak Film Festival in Manchester.

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Director Statement

In late 2017 my husband and I found out that we were pregnant for the first time. We had discussed adding to our family for 6 years and finally had reached the stage where it was a reality.

Excitement was understatement, we told our families and friends early (or what many say is early) and as we waited for our 12 week scan everything seemed ʻnormalʼ and we couldnʼt wait to see our child. Our scan was like any other day, however it would change our lives forever. We were told in that scan that we had a ʻnon-viableʼpregnancy, and that in fact we had not progressed past 9 weeks. After we had gone through the medical procedure - a D&C - I tried hard to get back to normal life.

Being open and talking about our loss helped me get through that time, but what it also did was opened my eyes to how many others had gone through what I was experiencing. I thought we needed to be able to discuss this openly and honestly. To break down the stigma that is still attached to miscarriage. The blame, the hurt, the misunderstanding that women and men go through. To be able to properly invest in this storyline as a filmmaker, I think it was important to have gone through it personally, to be able to be empathetic and understanding to those who were willing to share and be part of the project.

In May 2018, I released a video on my Facebook page which was an interview telling some of my story. The video reached over 13,000 people and had more that 8000 views. The swell of support from those who watched the video was truly amazing and went to show that this project was important for those who are part of the documentary and those who are likely to experience the loss and grief in the future.

You Are Not Alone was created to tell the stories of those men and women who have experienced their own losses. Little did I realise that my own story would become an integral part of the documentary series, something that I struggled with, but with the help of my supportive husband we began the journey.