New, Ground-Breaking Film about Miscarriage

  • 09-06-11

casey_1.jpgDane Michael Terrell is an independent film maker. His company, Made U Look Productions, announces “Casey”: a new film with the psychological trauma of miscarriage as one of its central themes. The film’s character, Teresa, is haunted by her unexplained miscarriages and jealous of other women’s pregnancies.

“Our film is inspired to lend a voice to women who are devastatingly silent after their miscarriages,” says Terrell.

All too often, bereaved parents don’t talk about their babies who died due to miscarriage, stillbirth or post-natal causes. The mother is deeply grieving, but she is also often angry and jealous of pregnant women.

1 out of 4 women have a miscarriage. And women with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, and lupus are prone to higher levels of miscarriage.

Terrell was inspired to create the film after two of his friends miscarried in 2005. He watched them turn inward and not ask others for help.

“They became so emotionally crippled, that their lives literally fell apart,” Terrell explains, “Friendships were dissolved, and marriages sadly ended.”

In the film, Teresa withdraws from her husband, Paul. He doesn't understand why she can't get over her miscarriages. Terrell says he was floored by the statistic that 40% of marriages break up after miscarriage or stillbirth. Importantly, the film addresses the differences between how men and women grieve after a miscarriage. Terrell shows how spouses grieving differently can put enormous strain on a relationship.

“It's not that Paul didn't care for his two children who never got a chance at life,” Terrell says. “It’s that he was ignorant of Teresa's nightmares of preparing birthday parties for her unborn children, etc...”

Attached to the leading role of Teresa is Noureen DeWulf from The Back Up Plan and Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past, and in the role of Ms. Smith is Forbes Riley: fitness guru and billion dollar hostess of Home Shopping Network (HSN).

When asked about the one thing he'd like people to take away from his film, Terrell said “Life is full of trials and tribulations. Some of us are pitted with extreme, dark moments. But through it all, we must persevere as best we can to overcome them and not give up on life. If you dare to live, then you will dare to (go on) living again.”

For more information on Casey, visit Made U Look Productions. At this time, Terrell and his team are raising financing for Casey. If you’d like to learn how to make financial contributions or donations, please email Terrell directly at:

Casey: Dare to live, dare to live again.



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