A PERSONAL JOURNEY

In a world of strange silences and hidden anxieties two bereaved parents search for a better way to grieve

How do we grieve? Why do we grieve? And why are we afraid of those that do grieve?

Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds’ son Josh died six years ago while travelling in SE Asia. As a way of honouring his memory, they set off on their own road trip across the USA to find out why, in a world where death will always make front page news, real life conversations about death, dying and bereavement are so problematic.

Along the way they find other bereaved families with stories of grief that refuse social expectations about moving on or letting go.

In a culture that is still uneasy talking about death, dying and bereavement it gives a voice to grief in ways that will move and inspire.

“This film will change the way the world sees grief”

Scarlett Lewis, Mother of Sandy Hook victim

Watch the trailer

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING…

“Beautifully made, poetic in its grace, deeply moving and inspiring”
Roger Graef, Documentary film maker
“A very personal labour of love that never feels indulgent. Good stuff”
Charlie Phillips,  Head of Documentaries (multi media) Guardian News and Media
“Powerful and important stories”
Dr Katherine Shear, Centre for Complicated Grief
“Masterful …Essential viewing for anyone trying to rebuild their lives after tragedy”
Prof Robert Neimeyer, Dept Psychology University of Memphis
Meet the filmmakers

THE FILMMAKERS

Jimmy Edmonds is a Bafta award winning documentary film editor who has cut over 100 titles for BBC, Channel Four and other UK, European and US broadcasters.

Jane Harris is a Senior Accredited Individual and Couples Therapist and Supervisor with The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

“As a filmmaker, A Love That Never Dies have been the hardest project I’ve ever worked on. As a bereaved dad, it has probably saved my life”

Jimmy

“It’s about not shying away from grief, of not letting go but of continuing the bond with the deceased and finding rewards where we expected none”

Jane

THE COMPANY

A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES is a BEYOND GOODBYE MEDIA PRODUCTION for THE GOOD GRIEF PROJECT

Started in 2011, BEYOND GOODBYE became an award-winning memorial website for the filmmaker’s son Josh. It features a film of the same name about his slightly unconventional funeral.

The company now works primarily in the charity and non-profit sector and has produced films for THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS (Say Their Name -17 mins) and ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY (Gerry’s Legacy – 45 mins)

FILM CREDITS

Music Steve Cooke and Russell Taylor
Camera and Editing Jimmy Edmonds
Executive Producer Sara Tibbetts
Produced and Directed by Jane Harris & Jimmy Edmonds
Running time 75 mins  Ratio 16:9

A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES is produced with the financial assistance of THE WINSTON CHURCHILL MEMORIAL TRUST and THE JESSICA MATHERS TRUST

A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES is scheduled for general release, Spring 2018
© 2017 BEYOND GOODBYE MEDIA

The Charity

THE GOOD GRIEF PROJECT

A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES has been produced for THE GOOD GRIEF PROJECT, a new UK based charity dedicated to an understanding of grief as an active and creative process.
THE GOOD GRIEF PROJECT’s mission is to give a voice to the bereaved in a culture that often has difficulty talking openly about death, dying and bereavement. Along with its films and talks the charity is also developing a series of workshops, courses and retreats designed to help the bereaved grieve creatively and in ways that are true to them.
“A really inspiring innovative and important way of promoting change in the way people are supported and enabled to come to terms with bereavement and grief”

Clare Henry CEO National Council for Palliative Care / Dying Matters Coalition

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE GOOD GRIEF PROJECT HERE

SCREENINGS

Friday 8th Sept 2017 – Stafford
Wednesday 20th Sept 2017 – Gloucester
Fri – Thurs 6th to 12th Oct 2017 – Prague
Fri/Sat 10th & 11th Nov 2017 – Northampton
Saturday 18th Nov 2017 – Bristol

A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES is scheduled for release to the general public in the Spring 2018

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