Private Project

The Heaviest Load: Caring for America's Dead During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Faced with mounting deaths and cumbersome social distancing restrictions, four funeral directors persisted in caring for both the living and the dead in communities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. These are their stories.

  • Greyson Acquaviva
  • Kimberly D Acquaviva
  • Al Asta
    Key Cast
  • Renaye Brown Cuyler
    Key Cast
  • Willie A Watkins
    Key Cast
  • Lily Sage Weinrieb
    Key Cast
  • Greyson Acquaviva
    Original Score
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 13, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Emerson College
Director Biography - Greyson Acquaviva

Greyson Acquaviva is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston, MA.  He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Media Arts Production in December 2021. An Eagle Scout with a lifelong commitment to serving others, he strives to make films that make people feel.  His  expertise is in film editing, sound editing, and composing, but the COVID-19 pandemic pushed him out of his comfort zone and into directing. During college he was the host of the Access Radio Hour, a weekly one-hour show on WECB in Boston featuring interviews and music centered around the topic of disability.  He's currently searching for a job in film/video post-production in the Washington D.C. area.

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