To raise stillbirth awareness, unify voices, and accelerate prevention efforts in the United States. We hope to amplify our voices and collaborate with individuals, groups, and organizations to strengthen our causes – especially for prevention and support after miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death. And to raise up those working in our baby loss community, promoting awareness and collaboration.
To that end – our first Stillbirth Hero Award was given to the Still Project, Carrie and Jon you exemplify our mission. You are bringing people from darkness into hope and light, from bedrooms, homes, even some hiding in the closet feeling so alone and misunderstood. Your project has indeed let the genie out of the bottle…and we won’t be going back. The message is spreading Say it Out Loud. You are helping people realize they are not alone, but rather a part of a greater community who care and share and are ready to join together to Say it Out Loud.
For that and all that you are doing….Please know that you are ASAP Hereos!
Carrie is mother to Elena and Isaiah and wife to Jonathan Pascual. Carrie’s role as Executive Producer for STILL stems from her many years working in the non-profit sector, overseeing the daily operations of PlanetZaya, an independent film production company, and managing her own company Mariposa Bookkeeping.
Since the loss of their daughter Elena in 2002, the Pascual family has dreamt of producing this project. Carrie’s own healing has come primarily from connecting to others who have suffered the loss of a baby. She looks forward to the organic development of The STILL Project and she’s excited about the role STILL will play in changing the characteristics of a grief avoidant society, where miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death will be approached and discussed honestly.
Jonathan could never serve in any role more important than father to his son Isaiah and daughter Elena. It is his passion and love for his daughter that drives him to see STILL through to its completion.
Among his most recent work, in 2009 Jonathan wrote and directed Surviving The Grind starring C. Thomas Howell. In 2010 he produced Hometown Glory, a documentary short to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the United States Men’s Beach Volleyball Gold Medal victory in Sydney, Australia.
In 2011 Jonathan helped guide the Lionsgate found footage horror film Knock Knock 2, and was selected in 2012 as one of fifty directors for GO PUBLIC: A Day in the life of the Pasadena School District.
Currently Jonathan is writing STILL and Ballad Of An Unknown Gun: The Story of Caleb Quaye.