About the Film

"Everyone has heard the story of Heather’s death, but nobody has heard the story of how we put the pieces back together and went on.” - Sherry Perry, Grief Center Advocate

Good Grief begins as a movie about death. It ends as a movie about hope and one that showcases the resilience of the human spirit. Each year, dozens of families and children who have experienced traumatic loss receive free counseling from the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief in Memphis, Tennessee. Every summer and fall, children attend Camp Good Grief where they have the freedom to not just grieve but to play, to bond, to laugh, and to heal. This is a movie about these families and their extraordinary journeys taken one day at a time.


Produced by Melissa Anderson Sweazy, Laura Jean Hocking, & Sarah Fleming | In association with Baptist Memorial Health Care
Directed by Melissa Anderson Sweazy & Laura Jean Hocking
Director of Photography Sarah Fleming | Edited by Laura Jean Hocking | Colorist Christopher Reyes
Additional Camera Edward Valibus, Benjamin Rednour, Gregory Gray, Christopher Reyes | Location Sound Mixer Gregory Gray
Production Assistants Sallie Sabbatini, Lila Gordon | Sound mix Daniel Lynn, Music + Arts
Original score composed & performed by Krista Wroten Combest & Toby Vest | Recorded at High/Low Recording Studio, Memphis TN
Legal Services Adam Remsen | Poster Art by Lauren Rae Holtermann