TFP in the 2022 New York Shorts International Film Festival

We’re excited to announce that our film has been selected for the 2022 New York Shorts International Film Festival – the largest short film festival on the East Coast! This online festival runs from 10/1 to 10/31.

When you get your digital festival pass at, you’ll have access to 90+ short films, including The Funeral Photographer which premieres at the festival on October 19th, 2022.

2022 Grand Rapids Film Festival: Best Director – Shorts

Winner: Best Director – Shorts

Huge CONGRATS to our amazing director Ashley Thompson for winning Best Director for Short Films at the Grand Rapids Film Festival this past Sunday, September 25th.

We saw some wonderful films, including a whole bunch of one-minute films created this weekend for the 24-hour film competition.

Fred Jolly, Mark Strauss, and Allison Goldberg
Our Best Director Trophy

Thanks again for all the love and support throughout this project and look for more exciting film festival news coming soon!

The Film is Done & Official Poster!

Thanks to Fusion Design Group for doing such an amazing job on our official poster!

Another massive shoutout to Cutters Studios for all their hard work on color, sound mix & design, finish, credits, and more!

Since the film is done, what’s next?
We’re currently applying to film festivals all over the world. Look for updates here for festivals here in the Midwest, across the U.S., and internationally where the film will be shown. This will be just one of the ways you can see THE FUNERAL PHOTOGRAPHER…

When and where can I see it?
In October, we will be having our private supporter premiere in Three Oaks, MI for the cast, crew, vendor supporters, and Seed & Spark contributors who donated at particular levels.

Since, as many of you know, we can’t release a film publicly while it’s being shown at film festivals, once we’ve completed our film festival run, we will be sharing a private link with all of our Seed & Spark supporters before it’s released to the public.

We’re also looking at options for an additional, private screening either here in SW Michigan or Chicago at some point, and we’ll be sure to share that info here when that happens.

Thanks again for all of your patience and support as we’ve worked through completing this short film. We look forward to sharing this story of love, loss, and remembrance with all of you!

– The TFP Team

On To Post-Production!

What an amazing film shoot with a cast and crew that brought the highest level of energy and professionalism. We’re so grateful for each and every one of them.

Be sure to watch this space for progress updates for THE FUNERAL PHOTOGRAPHER as we move into post-production. In the meantime, here’s some pics from the shoot…