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A Love That Never Dies – Film 2018-09-22T12:05:19+00:00

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.

As featured in the British Medical Journal (March 2018) 
“Opening the door to grief”
“This film will change the way the world sees grief”

Scarlett Lewis, Mother of Sandy Hook victim

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SCREENINGS

SUNDAY 20th MAY 2018 – BRISTOL The Watershed
Monday 21st MAY 2018 – BIRMINGHAM THE ELECTRIC
TUESDAY 22ND MAY 2018 – OXFORDSHIRE Soho Farmhouse
FRIDAY 25th MAY 2018 – CHARNEY MANOR OXFORDSHIRE
WEDNESDAY 30th MAY 2018 – MANCHESTER THE HOME CINEMA
MONDAY 4th JUNE 2018 – LANCASTER THE DUKES CINEMA
MONDAY 11th June 2018 – EXETER THE PHOENIX CINEMA
TUESDAY 26th June 2018 – CARDIFF CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE
Sunday 1st JULY 2018 – GLASGOW FILM THEATRE
Wednesday 4th JULY 2018 – EDINBURGH CAMEO
MOnday 9th july 2018 – derby QUAD
Wednesday 11th July 2018 – Gloucester guildhall
Thursday 12th July 2018 – Totnes dartington hall
TUESDAY 17th July 2018 – TRURO THE PLAZA CINEMA
TUESDAY 28th August 2018 – POOLE THE LIGHTHOUSE
WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER – Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa
SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER – FILM BATH FESTIVAL
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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
“At the heart of this film, lies a profound question about how our society deals with grief …. how can our society support and welcome the bereaved rather than reject them?” 
Alice Jolly (author)
“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
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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 psychological therapist.   After 25 years of private practice she has returned to filmmaking.

Together they make films for the charity sector including Gerry’s Legacy for the Alzheimer’s Society and Say Thie Name for The Compassionate Friends

“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

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