And Rosemary Is for Remembrance| 30mins
Director: Ellen Johnson | Producer: Ellen Johnson, Jeff Foster
Focus Years: 2016 | Country: United States
Shirley never imagined that she would receive a phone call saying that her husband, Russ, had been in a motorcycle accident and was on life support. She never really thought that she would have to deal with making decisions about the end of his life and especially so soon. A year later, her best friend, Liz, joins her on a trip to Yosemite to support her husbandâ€™s final burial request. Liz falls on the trail incurring a minor injury and dies three weeks later.
All of these losses were completely unexpected.
Shirleyâ€™s story is our inspiration for making this film and itâ€™s too compelling to ignore.
This film started out as a personal â€œremembranceâ€ project for Shirley. But as we got further into making the film we realized this was a story that needed to be shared.
Everyone has to deal with death at some point in his or her life. So we decided to make a short documentary in order to bring awareness about the importance of dealing with loss.
Itâ€™s a conversation that needs to happen because death IS a part of life.