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.
Status: In the fall of 2021, Award-winning writer/director Jonathan Skurnik will direct 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 will be invited to donate funds towards the film's production.
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.