By Rosemary Smith –
Who are we? What really matters? Is it possible to find true happiness after a great loss? These were some of the questions we tried to answer in the film my husband Luther and I produced, call “Space Between Breaths.”
In the film, we looked at the possibility that grief can be a motivational, transformational force in our lives. The film features conversations with parents who have lost a child (as we did), including those whose loved ones died at Columbine, on September 11th, and in Iraq. We hope that “Space Between Breaths” offers an inspired and healing perspective on loss which will transform the way others live and love.
In May of 2008, “Space Between Breaths” was named Best Documentary at the Sweet Auburn International Film Festival, an annual celebration of Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn Historic District.
In addition to co-producer, I wrote and directed the film. It was edited by Richard Fong Zhu. The cinematographers were Chip and Anne Swetnam, and the original score was by two-time Grammy nominated recording artist Cindy Bullens. As Claudia Grammatico, mother of Paul, says: “I think there’s a wonderful discovery in grief, but you have to look through it with completely different eyes.”grief, hope