It is with great pleasure and a large helping of nerves that I have released my film baby to the world today. Please watch, share and enjoy ‘Good Grief’, the film that swallowed 2012 for me and has occupied most waking moments since then. Please do visit the website for more information about the film and where it has been.

Good Grief on Vimeo.

Comments to "Good Grief, it’s a movie!"

  1. Rambo

    April 14, 2014

    I’ve just read the Time article to get a smamury of the author’s thinking. As a clergyperson for almost 30 years, I’ve seen a number of people live through loss and grief in a variety of ways, and have done so myself. I have found that people often experience the feelings that Kubler-Ross’s identified (as well as others), but it is been clear to me for many years that we do not expereince those feelings in systematic stages, but rather in unpredictable roller-coaster fashion not unlike the oscillating graph shown on this site. My own (admittedly anectodatal) take on grief is that the plethora of intense feelings we typically have for some period of time are the psyche’s way of honoring the importance to us of the person (or job or marriage or ) that have been lost. Once we have done that to the degree each needs, we are ready to move on in our lives. What I continue to observe is that while the varieties of approaches to grief process described and debunked in the Time article are widespread in the culture, it is also the case that in practical terms our culture often leaves little space and time for grieving. People are routinely expected to be able to return to normal functioing, especially in the work world, within a week or two of a major loss as if nothing significant had happened. There seems to be a disconnect between the possibly over-developed psychological approach to the inner work of grief and an under-developed acknowledgement in the public world of the functional challenges that people in the early, intense time of grieving often face.

  2. Doug

    April 27, 2014

    Heartbreakingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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