Good Grief screenings in Memphis!

If you missed GOOD GRIEF at Indie Memphis last year, we have two upcoming screenings:

Wednesday July 18, 7 pm,  at Malco Studio on the Square. Tickets available at

Thursday August 2, 7 pm, at Memphis Jewish Community Center. Tickets available at

The filmmakers and Angel Hamblen Kelly, director of the Commons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief, will be in attendance at both screenings. 


We are pleased to announce that Good Grief has won both jury and audience awards for Best Homeowner Feature at the 2017 Indie Memphis Film Festival! In addition, Lauren Rae Holtermann won the People's Choice Best Poster Design for our poster. 

"Death is a tough sell, but ... this potential downer float(s) like a helium balloon."  Memphis Flyer November 1, 2017

"And in this we see that hope Sweazy, Hocking and Fleming set out to convey, with a film about grief that really isn’t about grief at all but about the resilience of the human spirit."  city November 6, 2017




"AJ" wins festival

“AJ,” our short documentary about a young man’s experiences with the Kemmons Wilson Center for Good Grief after the death of his father, won Best Hometowner Documentary Short at the 2016 Indie Memphis Film Festival.

In this poignant short film, A.J. shares his experiences with the center and how he has been able to deal with this grief.



Grief Center opens new location

The Kemmons Wilson Center for Good Grief opened a second location in August of 2017. Milla’s House, in  Midtown Memphis. The center is named in memory of Milla Gieselmann, the 6-year-old daughter of Memphis couple Frazer and Dana Gieselmann. In November 2016, Milla died from Batten disease, an inherited neurodegenerative disorder for which there is no cure.

To learn more about the new location, please click here.