March 31, 2020

Does one lose their identity whilst pregnant and simply become a vessel?

Olivia Middleton

Short FilmRosalyn, 20191920x1080

Out of a personal fear and anxiety of pregnancy and motherhood came Rosalyn. A story that depicts the physical and psychological responsibilities of pregnancy through a woman in isolation. We witness Rose’s struggle as she begins to question her purpose, her identity and her self-worth as an individual; is she anything more than a vessel for breeding? Does motherhood degrade our existence as an individual? The answer of course is no, but the society we live in can lead women to feel otherwise. Through the gaze of tradition, often prominent in rural communities, women have a purpose to serve. I wanted to tell a story, in an absurd manner, that dramatically explores the final days of a woman’s pregnancy.