Bongo Reef Pictures
A mother and her daughters mourn the death of Grandma.
But will they ever get that skirt on?
Showing: September 12th 13th 14th and 16th 2008
Enjoying the memories they share of Grandma’s life, a mother and her two
daughters prepare for her funeral. They remember Grandma’s famous Sunday teas and the dressing up games they played as children. But as they get dressed for the funeral service,
Mum encounters a problem. Will they find a way to get that skirt on?
In this small slice of genuine family life, the trio can’t help but find the funny side
during what should otherwise be a day of grief.
The film was shot in Hi Def (Sony HDCAM) over the weekend of 16-17 June 2007
Film completed January 2008
Currently submitting to festivals worldwide
What people have said…
“…Another movie about death but it was light and even comical. Well done from a technical point of view as well…” (Festival Judge)
“…Loved it. It was a simple film with a simple premise that was executed beautifully…” (Festival Judge)
“…A wonderful and touching film… The film’s strength was its simplicity. It was a brief moment
shared between a mother and her daughters. The piece could best be described as a cinematic snapshot…” (Short Films Blog)
“…by showing the hilarious situation and the three women laughing out loud,
Grandma's Funeral effectively emphasizes the sadness inside them…” (Short Films Blog)
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