On hiatus, producers ponder the future
Believe it or not, it has been three years since Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal wrapped up production on Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief, and Comfort.
Shortly after its release, both had close family members diagnosed with life threatening illnesses, two of which resulted in death. Sadly, it meant neither Mike nor Terry could devote the kind of time that was necessary to promote the Emmy-nominated Consider the Conversation 2 to the world. Thus, its label as “the best end-of-life documentary no one has ever seen”.
Producing documentary films is inherently hard, especially in the complicated genre of end-of-life care. It’s even more difficult when you’re an independent filmmaker because you need help from lots of people – especially when it comes to fundraising and promotion.
Unfortunately, Mike and Terry’s family illnesses revealed an important weakness in their grassroots effort to inspire dialogue about end-of-life wishes. That is, they can’t do it all alone.
Moving forward, it will take a village to advance the cause that is Consider the Conversation.