24th October 2020

Remembering mum

Remembering mum

This beautiful and moving short film, was created by Josh Graesser, 16, in memory of his mum Sue, who was cared for by St Richard’s.  #IRemember

Our heartfelt thanks to Josh for sharing his memories and helping to normalise the conversation around death, dying and grief.

Over to Josh in his own words:
“I came home one night from school and began playing a game with my friends online, when for whatever reason I had an idea. What if I could draw some cute and likeable characters that would create a connection with people’s hearts and put it to music. Then I wondered what theme I should do it on as it should be important to me, and I remembered it was coming up to two years since my mother passed in the care of St Richard’s Hospice.

“ So I decided to draw her story, making it her unique story but without too many details as it would therefore be more relatable to others. I knew that instead of using any words, or as few as possible, it would be good if I could use pictures to paint the words in the viewer’s head as they watch.

“I originally intended to post the video on YouTube as a means of raising awareness amongst my year group at school so anyone else like me could struggle less with expressing how they feel to others, as I felt the subject was more taboo at school. I decided it would be really good for others to see and I have been trying to share the video with everyone to create a wider community of awareness. “

(Josh improvised the background music in the film)