Vanessa Gorman is a filmmaker and writer. In 2001 her documentary LOSING LAYLA screened on ABC TV. It was an intensely personal video diary about the death of her baby daughter and the journey of grief in the months following. It won the ATOM Award for best documentary 2001 and an Australian Film Institute (AFI) nomination. Her first book LAYLA’S STORY, a memoir of sex, love, loss and longing was published by Penguin in 2005.