Voices of Grief, Honoring The Sacred Journey

Shares a fresh perspective on the many ways we navigate successfully through grief or companion others along their journey. Wisdom from contemporary authors, grief experts and spiritual teachers is woven through personal stories of loss to explore the roles of compassion, community and connection in this sacred journey.

  • Deb Collins
    Director
  • Lise Bennett Naugle
    Writer
  • Kathy Sparnins
    Producer
  • Deb Collins
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    39 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 6, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Voices of Grief Premiere (to our community of supporters)
    Colorado Springs, CO
    United States
    March 6, 2016
    World Premiere
    Capacity crowd (700+)
  • Lyons Film Festival
    Lyons, CO
    United States
    June 4, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Hudson Valley International Film Festival
    Monroe, NY
    United States
    August 27, 2016
    East Coast Premiere
    Nominated: Best Documentary Short Film
  • Charleston International Film Festival
    Charleston, SC
    United States
    November 4, 2016
    South Carolina
    Audience Choice Award - Best Documentary
  • Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival
    Colorado Springs, CO
    United States
    November 13, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Santa Fe Film Festival
    Santa Fe, NM
    United States
    December 11, 2016
    Official Selection
  • American Psychological Association Film Festival
    Washington, D.C.
    United States
    August 4, 2017
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Deb Collins

Deb Collins, filmmaker and author, has over 20 years of video production experience (including DP, Directing and Editing) and is the founder and owner of her own multimedia company, Starinsky Studios, with clients such as internationally renowned motivational speakers Mark Victor Hansen (“Chicken Soup for the Soul”) and Anthony Robbins. She contributes her skills and talents in technology, visual communications and marketing to clients and projects world-wide.

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Director Statement

Our goal is that this film instills hope for a meaningful life beyond profound loss and that ultimately leads to a deepened empathy for all of humanity. Our film will inspire viewers to engage in intentional, thoughtful approaches to the grief process and to provide models of healthy ways to embrace loss. In particular, we want to encourage the creation of communities prepared to support a healthy understanding of grief which ultimately celebrates the cycle of life.