One Last Hug (…and a few smooches) Three Days at Grief Camp
About the Film
About the Director
Oscar nominee Irene Taylor Brodsky’s unflinching documentary profiles a unique camp, where grieving children find comfort in one another to deal with their pain.
About Director Irene Taylor Brodsky. Irene is an Oscar-nominated, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning director whose documentaries have shown theatrically, at film festivals and on television worldwide. Irene most recently completed One Last Hug (and a few smooches): Three Days at Grief Camp, a short film exploring how children grieve. In 2011, she completed the Emmy-winning Saving Pelican 895 for HBO Documentary Films, following the life of a single bird rescued from the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. For her 2009 short-subject film The Final Inch, she was nominated for a 2009 Academy Award, three Emmys, and won the International Documentary Association’s Pare Lorentz Award for cinematic excellence. In 2007, Irene turned the camera on her own family to make her first feature-length documentary Hear and Now, which won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, and went on to receive numerous Audience and Jury awards around the world, a 2008 Peabody Award, and a nomination for Documentary of the Year by the Producer’s Guild of America. More of Irene’s distinctions include the American Women in Radio and Television’s Gracie Allen Award (Outstanding Director – News), an Honorary Tribute by Parisscience (France) and another Emmy Award in 2004 for The Rural Studio, her CBS Sunday Morning portrait of the late architect Samuel Mockbee. Irene’s passion for documentary portraiture began as a still photographer with her landmark book, Buddhas in Disguise, about disabled people living in the mountains of Nepal. She went on to make her first film for UNICEF in 1993, and since then has numerous award winning television documentaries for HBO, A&E, The History Channel and Fox. She founded Vermilion Films in 2005 and lives in Portland, Oregon.
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