WRITER & DIRECTOR:
Cathy Henkel, Hatchling Productions
Atom Award for Best Documentary
DENDY Award, Sydney Film Festival
Losing Layla is a powerful and moving video diary documentary that follows the lives of two lovers through a tumultuous period in their lives.
Michael and Vanessa are in the midst of that modern-day war – when to have a baby. She’s a ticking desperado. He wants to run a mile. Neither of them are prepared for the tragedy that unfolds. The film takes a dramatic rollercoaster ride through pregnancy, a difficult birth, their baby’s death and the raw scenes of grief captured in the aftermath. Losing Layla is an emotional journey through the despair, the love and the beauty that arose from the depths of every parent’s worst nightmare.