8:AM The FILM!

The film created for The Grief Dialogues won three significant screenings: Celluloid BainbridgeCleveland International Film Festival, and the Seattle International Film Festival.

8:AM A Grief Dialogues Film

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8 AM is an award-winning short film that inspires the conversation
between family healthcare providers, students, and therapists.

A thought-provoking film that prepares us for the
the moment before everything changes - when somebody dies.

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Produced by Elizabeth Coplan & Mark Harvey Levine

Nick Palmieri
Alicia Mendez
Jake Love
Kyle Love

Directed By
Emily Pando

Cinematography By
Jesse Amorratanasuchad

Music by: William Cannon
Edited by: Matthew Macy

Adapted from the play, “LA 8 AM” by: Mark Harvey Levine

Co-Executive Producer:
Elizabeth Coplan

First Assistant Director: Lakell Havens
Production Sound Mixer: Joel Barham
Production Designer: Rita Pando
First Assistant Camera: Tracy Nystrom
Digital Imaging Technician: Jorgen Anderson
Head of Grip and Electric: Chad Courtney

Best Boy G&E: Ryan Zemke
G&E Swing: Marc Wai & Jeremy McClelland
Key Makeup Artist: Lillian Pando
Key Hair Stylist: Stacia Johnson
Associate Producer: Erich Cannon
Key Production Assistant: David Rosen

Production Assistant: Shawn Backstrom
Script Supervisors: Genie Leslie & Ben Wade
Assistant Script Supervisor: Paula Wilson-Nitka


There are definitely some shows that show Death and Dying in it’s rawest form. Breaking Bad and Grey’s Anatomy come to mind. But #grief?
Any ideas?

It takes great vulnerability to open up about the end of life in such a public way. Thank you, @Oprah, for sharing your experience. We are sorry for your loss. https://t.co/FkF9AWCoSa

This is why, when I see a great play, I purchase the script ASAP! So I can read the line to myself and savor the moment. @dramatistsguild @PlayAtWriting You’ve inspired me to write some of those lines myself! Thanks!


Grief Dialogues is an educational and informational community and not meant to diagnose or act as medical treatment.
Professional support services based on life and grief coaching practices for moving forward after loss may be offered.
If you are experiencing serious suicidal thoughts that you cannot control, please stop now and telephone 911 or call
the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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