Creating and letting go
"This movie was made as part of our school trajectory to graduate the bachelor Television and Film. Every crew member who participated in this movie was at the time a student at Luca school of arts C-mine Genk.
At the beginning of the school year, our teacher asked us to come up with ideas for short movies. The emphasis was on ‘one life changing moment’. I wasn't planning on pitching an idea but one night I was talking to my mom about these life changing moments and the idea started to take form. What if there is this girl who is pregnant but doesn't want to be and she meets a woman that is happy about being pregnant and their lives change because of their interaction with each other? That was kind of the starting point.
After that, a lot of us pitched their ideas and a jury of teachers and professionals chose the two best ones. This was one of them. Since I'm not a good writer, two other classmates took over the writing and got started on the script. One of them was Ella Esposito, who also became the director.
Ella and Bo would write a version, send it to our teacher and he would give feedback. This process took a couple of months, until the final version, a few weeks before shooting started. The last changes were made after the table read, where they got some feedback from the cast. As the person who came up with the idea, I had no trouble letting go of it. I gave complete freedom to Bo and Ella to make it something they thought was great. As a producer, I also didn't have to put any restrictions on them. Everything they put in the script was manageable."