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by Indiewire
January 23, 2014 12:05 PM
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Project of the Day: 'The Goblin Baby'

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"The Goblin Baby"

Tweetable Logline: A supernatural thriller about the first year of motherhood.

Elevator Pitch: The idea of changelings is age-old, across many cultures – what if the baby you find in the cradle isn’t the one you left there? “The Goblin Baby” is a modern take on changeling tales – bringing the isolation, sleep deprivation and intensity of the first year of motherhood to an old house on the edge of the woods. What if a mother knows must confront goblins –her own and those in the woods – but everyone around her thinks she’s suffering from postpartum depression?

Production Team:

Writer/Director/Producer: Shoshana Rosenbaum
Editor: Amanda Boggs
Cinematographer: Aaron Shirley
Co-producers: Victoria Buksbazen and Robin Noonan-Price

About the Production: The first year of motherhood was a serious life shift for me – I adored my baby, but I was also sleep-deprived, negotiating new terrain with my husband, and trying to figure out the right balance with work. I've always been fascinated with changeling tales -- when mothers believe their babies have been switched by goblins or fairies.

A mother's intuition often tells her what she needs to know, especially with a baby who can't talk. What if a mother knew her baby had been switched? In our modern age, how would a diagnosis of postpartum depression play into this?

Current Status: fundraising, pre-production

For more information and to support this project: Indiegogo Page

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  • kate revelle | January 27, 2014 3:19 PMReply

    Goblin Baby rocks!

  • Barbara Hadley | January 25, 2014 5:35 PMReply

    No one has made a film like this before. Those first months with a new baby are like nothing else imaginable. Go, Shana!
    Love from Barbara and John in Santa Fe

  • Shoshana Rosenbaum | January 25, 2014 2:00 PMReply

    Could you add a link on this page to the voting for Project of the Week? Thank you!