You may remember this post, The Chaos of Meaning, about the photographic essay which Jimmy Edmonds created in commemoration of his son Josh. If you missed it, click the link and go see it; it’s rare that we are lucky enough to post anything so extraordinary and beautiful.
Above is a trailer for a film Jimmy has made about Josh’s funeral. I went to see it earlier this week with; it really is marvellous.
And it complements what Rachel Wallace says in the previous post about the importance of making a record of a funeral.
The coffin, in case you wonder, was handmade by Jimmy with expert help.
At the weekend we’ll post another film made by Jimmy about life, death, ageing and more. He’s a Bafta winner, is Jimmy. It shows.
Below is some text from the BeyondGoodbye.co.uk website.
23 May 1988 — 16 January 2011
Forever in our hearts and minds
On 16th January 2011 Joshua Amos Harris Edmonds was tragically killed in a road traffic accident in Vietnam. Joshua was 3 months into a trip of a lifetime travelling across South East Asia.
He was 22 years of age.
A life cut short, but a life lived well.
In honour of our Josh and as a memorial to his life, Beyond Goodybe, the website, will continue Josh’s inspiration on others and offer a place to remember, to pay tribute and share their love for Josh with others.
This site also houses the book ‘Released’ and the film ‘Beyond Goodbye’, family tributes to our Josh and also perspectives on death and the grieving process.
If you’d like to get in touch, please do: firstname.lastname@example.org