Love Heart Baby
Filmmaker Shalom Almond and her husband Osker want a baby, but because Shalom has inherited an eye disease from her mother that leads to blindness, they don’t want to enter a random genetic lottery. Now modern science has thrown them a bone. It’s a controversial process called Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis and it might just make them a baby with perfect eyes. So Shalom and Osker embark on the painful, expensive and morally fraught course that is embryo screening. It’s a harrowing ride for them and their extended family, and the destination seems forever distant – until they take one last, risky turn that ultimately changes their lives.
PRODUCER/ WRITER/ DIRECTOR Shalom Almond
PRODUCER Katrina Lucas
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Lauren Drewery
LENGTH 27 minutes
Premiere: Cockatoo Island Film Festival 2012
Broadcasts: ABC2, Opening Shot Series 1, Australia Network - Asia.