LIFE WITH GHOSTS
"OUTSTANDING! People need to be
made aware of this important film."
— Jeffrey Long, M.D., Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
"A TRUE MASTERPIECE!"
— Dr. Allan Botkin, Founder of Induced After-Death Communication
"This is a story that NEEDS TO BE HEARD!"
— Lotsa Helping Hands
SCIENCE AND THE HEALING POWER OF AFTER-DEATH COMMUNICATION
HOW WE DO IT
Behind the scenes of Life With Ghosts.
● Festival & Conference Release to build audience and engage key partners
● Live and Virtual Private Screenings + Q&As with bereavement groups, foundations and nonprofits
● Educational Release at universities around the world
● National PBS broadcast reaching millions of viewers
● Digital Release on platforms such as iTunes, Amazon and Netflix
A volunteer perceives sensory contact with a deceased family member
as her brain activity is recorded by imagery equipment.
Karen Beardsworth, who still mourns her late husband after 17 years, meets with trauma specialist Graham Maxey at the University of North Texas.
Of the 270 million bereaved people in the world, up to 30% suffer Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), a debilitating condition that can last for years or even a lifetime.
Researchers have known for decades that survivors do better when an emotional bond is maintained with the deceased. And yet psychologists, grief counselors, and clergy routinely discourage such behavior as “denial” or even “heresy.”
An understanding has recently emerged regarding the trauma that results from a loved one's sudden death, and new science for addressing the accompanying grief is needed now more than ever. By making LIFE WITH GHOSTS widely available, we intend to shine a bright light on the ground-breaking discovery tested and proven effective at the University of North Texas for the treatment of both normal and acute grief.
Help us raise awareness of the struggles involved in grief and the treatment proven effective at the University of North Texas.
Through strategic outreach and audience engagement, LIFE WITH GHOSTS will reach a global audience offering communities the opportunity to better understand the nature of grief and how to treat it.
Our team includes award-winning filmmakers Stephen Berkley and Christopher Seward. Stephen won Best Writer and Best Feature Documentary at the Mindfield and Couch Film Festivals, while Christopher is best known as the head writer/editor of the highly-acclaimed films Fahrenheit 911 and Sicko, two of the highest grossing documentaries of all time.
CONTACT: Jennifer Lewis
Science is studying ghosts? Really?
In this eleven-time award-winning documentary, a widow suffering prolonged grief takes part in a research study testing a treatment that aims to reconnect bereaved survivors with their departed loved ones.
LIFE WITH GHOSTS records the first-ever publicly funded attempt to facilitate contact with deceased individuals — the goal being to determine if such contact can be used in a clinical setting to reduce severe grief symptoms.
In an area where traditional talk therapy has been largely ineffective, at a time when 70,000 Americans die from prescription drug misuse in a single year, this film spotlights a welcome alternative for the chronically bereaved.