About the Game
"Drop Your Bundle" was developed in association with the documentary film "Maybe Mum's Not the Word". The themes, concerns and tone of the film have been translated into this interactive game.
Players win by delivering babies to women who want one, but not to those who don't.
During play random messages are displayed from previous players about
wanting or not wanting to have children. You can submit your own message
by pressing the "do you want a baby?" button within the game.
If you know someone who would enjoy the game you can let them know about it via email. Just press the "send" button within the game, add their email address and send!
If you would like to know more about the game contact: email@example.com
You can leave comments and see the game at various stages of development on this page
About the Documentary
The decision about whether or not to become a mum is a huge one, coming with a time limit attached. But just when you thought that was hard enough comes the clincher - making up your mind doesn't mean you're going to get what you want!
"Maybe Mum's Not the Word" is a 26 minute documentary which is a funny, moving look at the lives of three women, and their significant others, with very different ideas on motherhood and why "Mum" may or may not be the word for them.
"Maybe Mum's not the Word" was conceived when Beth Taylor (director), Vanessa Milton (editor) and Sarah Royds (producer) collaborated to pitch for a half hour documentary as part of our course work at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). It started its life as a documentary called "Single Fertile and Confused". After a huge amount of research and speaking to people about fertility issues, single motherhood and wanting or not wanting children, it eventually became the 26 minute documentary "Maybe Mum's not the Word".
The first trimester was full of joy and all went very smoothly with cast and crew, friends and family very excited. Our baby was not only whispered about in the halls of school but discussed at bbqs and dinner parties across Sydney. We were amazed at how many people could relate to the idea telling us we should interview their friend, or more commonly, "that's me!". Our DOP Nicola Daley, sound recordist Glenn Finnan and production designer Kati Lehtonen came back to school to work on the film it even though they'd officially finished studying and we had a plethora of amazing and talented volunteers to help us in all departments.
The second trimester was a quiet time for Sarah as Beth and Vanessa were cutting in the edit suite. Perhaps this is where some of the morning sickness and nauseous may have appeared, but Sarah didn't feel it. It was clear we would have a happy healthy film delivered!
The third trimester was a joy with our composer Claire Morgan and sound designers Chris Stevenson and William Lawlor filling the halls with music, dialogue and atmosphere, Susan Danta was sewing opening titles - the kicking had started. Just as we were approaching the end of the production Angus Fraser was about to give us an added bonus - we're having twins, one documentary and one interactive game!
We are such proud parents!
If you would like to know more about the game or the documentary please email Producer Sarah Royds or Director Beth Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Director of Photography
||William Lawlor / Chris Stevenson