The poetry of pain
Director Luke Brookner uses his personal experience of loss to create an emotive campaign for children’s bereavement charity, Grief Encounter.
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Following the milestones and moments which cause isolation in loss, I Got Through is a painfully personal film for children’s bereavement charity Grief Encounter.
Co-written by Sticker Studios director Luke Brookner, whose own parents passed away before he was eight years old, and London poet, spoken word artist and mental health advocate, Hussain Manawer, whose mother died three years ago, the film heartbreakingly depicts moments where loss is brought into light.
“I was drawn to this project to have an opportunity to show children who have lost parents that they are not alone in their experiences," explains Brookner, "and drive awareness of some of the experiences they might face.
“Having lost my parents at a young age, at a time when therapy for children wasn’t seen as normal, it was an amazing experience to work with a charity like Grief Encounter who provide vital services for children to help them through their loss."