Filming funerals – accuracy vs artistic license

Because I have previous experience in drama, I understand that not everything can be accurate. There isn’t time to research the crux of every issue (although there are times when research obviously has to be done, particularly involving sensitive subjects such as sexual crime). I am always impressed by actors- particularly in soaps- being able […]

National Association of Funeral Directors Conference 2018 round-up

We’ve just returned from the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) Conference, held 18th to 20th May in the beautiful North-East of England. The NAFD’s calendar runs from mid-May. Each year welcomes a new President, who, at the end of the year, holds a Conference in their local area. President for 2017-18 was Alison Crake, […]

Death in art: Film review – Disney’s “Coco”

Among the flurry of January and February high-budget film releases jostling for pole position during awards season, there was an offering which piqued our interest via Disney and Pixar.  As with many animated movies, this had been a long time in production and, at first glance, may not seem all that child-friendly: “Coco” deals with […]