Logline: Death and Love tells the story of a Jewish hospice worker who holds a grudge against the Orthodox father of her deceased fiancé for not allowing her to attend the shiva of her beloved. When a dying Orthodox man comes under her care, she's forced to re-examine her prejudices and is finally able to forgive and grieve.
• We plan to go into production in the Spring of 2023, and are currently raising funds through our Go Fund Me campaign, as well as approaching individuals for larger donations or investments.
• In the fall of 2021, Award-winning writer/director Jonathan Skurnik directed an online table read funded by the Word Grant, followed by a discussion of the themes in the film led by Rabbi Susan Goldberg. Audiences of the table read loved the film and gave excellent feedback that informed a re-write.
Word is a program of American Jewish University’s Institute for Jewish Creativity. Word: Bruce Geller Memorial Prize is made possible by the late Jeanette Geller in memory of her husband Bruce.