Love Always, Mom

/Love Always, Mom

Competition - Feature Documentary

Love Always, Mom


Wednesday May 2nd - 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Marvel Experience at Skylight 5

Thursday May 3rd - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mockingbird Theatre at Arvest Community Room

Sunday May 6th - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Marvel Experience at Skylight 6

After 3 plus years battling stage 4 breast cancer, Trish Russo and her husband Greg, make the controversial decision to embark on a journey to have
a child using an egg donor and a surrogate. The couple pick up the camera and turn it on themselves, initially to provide a resource for others who need to use alternative technology to build a family but it becomes much more than that. With both tears and laughter, we follow Trish and Greg as they get unique offers from friends and family to be surrogates and egg donors, follow them in the OR as they retrieve eggs and transfer embryos, and finally experience all the nerves and joys of pregnancy and birth. This is a never before seen look into the battle against metastatic breast cancer, as well as infertility, IVF, egg donation, and surrogacy. Moreover, it is about undying motherly love and a love letter to an unborn child.

Director(s): Tricia Russo, Craig E. Shapiro

Writer(s): Tricia Russo, Craig E. Shapiro

Producer(s): Produced by Tricia Russo, Craig E. Shapiro, Executive produced by Debra & Michael Gelband, Arlene & Tom Gonnella. Associate Produced by Maureen & Tom Drummond, Amy & Waltern Gorman, Holly & George Mattson, Donna & Don Russo

Editor(s): Jake Diamond

Cinematographer(s): Robert Geile

Production Designer(s): NA

Music Composer(s): Bryan Senti

Subjects- Meghan & Matthew Brenner, Kali Rogers & Andrew Solomon, Arlene Gonnella, Tricia & Greg Russo, and introducing Grayson Russo