Melanie Perkins McLaughlin
Melanie Perkins McLaughlin is a documentary filmmaker with over 20 years in film production. She has worked on films for HBO, PBS, ABC, A&E, The Discovery Channel, and The History Channel. Perkins McLaughlin’s independently produced 2007 film Have You Seen Andy? was broadcast on HBO and won a National Emmy Award for Best Investigative Journalism.
That same year, Perkins McLaughlin received a prenatal diagnosis: her third child had Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) and a congenital heart defect. Perkins McLaughlin is in development on a feature length documentary (work in progress) Accepting Grace, that shares the experience of life with Down syndrome from a family perspective —including prenatal diagnoses.