Dying Matters Films
Dying Matters has produced a number of well received films. These can be used in numerous health and social care training scenarios, as well as in hospices, GP surgeries, care homes, voluntary organisations, community groups - anywhere, in fact, where discussions about end of life planning are appropriate.
Many of our films are available to purchase on DVD.
Kate Granger, a Specialist Registrar in Geriatric Medicine, died in July 2016 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Since her diagnosis, Kate wrote two books and launched the "hello my name is" campaign, which received national and international attention. She campaigned tirelessly for better end of life care. In this powerful and emotional 'Kate's Story', Kate and her husband Chris discuss their situation with honesty, humour and pragmatism.
I Didn't Want That
I Didn't Want That is a poignant and powerful short film highlighting the importance of making your end of life wishes clear. The film has received critical acclaim and was chosen to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
I Didn't Know That
Made in partnership with the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, this groundbreaking short film is aimed at improving understanding of the end of life needs of the Muslim community.
Time to Talk, Doc?
Time to talk, Doc? sets out to increase GPs' awareness of the best ways to initiate and progress conversations with people who have dementia, as well as their carers and families.
How Long Have I Got, Doc?
'How long have I got, Doc?' covers end of life care conversations with patients who do not have additional complications.
How Easy do People find it to Talk about Dying?
Dying Matters takes to the streets to discover just how comfortable members of the public are with discussing death and whether there's an appetite for a national conversation about death and dying.
Dying to Know
Selected for the Cannes Film Festival 2012, this 30-minute drama aims to prompt conversations about death and dying.
Comedian Alexei Sayle confronts attitudes towards terminal illness and society’s last taboo in the short film 'Last Laugh', which was produced as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week.
Dying for a Laugh
Comedians including Ardal O'Hanlon and Jenny Eclair tackle the biggest taboo of them all in the short film 'Dying for a Laugh'.
Open to all?
Powerful personal experiences from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people nearing the end of life and those caring for them, highlighting the importance of meeting everyone's end of life needs sensitively.
A Party for Kath
Our award-winning short film demonstrating the benefits of greater openness around death and dying.
Watch/order 'A Party for Kath' film length: 5.09m
We Are Living Well, But Dying Matters
The importance of including people with learning difficulties in discussions about death, dying and bereavement.
Watch/order 'We Are Living Well, But Dying Matters film length: 15.12m
Why Dying Matters To Me
An eclectic group of people speak about their common goal of a good death.
Watch 'Why Dying Matters to Me' film length: 6.22m
'I'm having a very, very good death'
Amy Logan, who died in June 2011, is shown speaking with great candour about how, with death near, she has learned a great deal about herself and others.
Watch Amy's film film length: 2.23m
'Good end of life care is about being a good GP'
Professor Mayur Lakhani, GP and chair of the Dying Matters Coalition, on how GP consortia could improve end-of-life care.
Watch 'Good end of life care is about being a good GP' film length: 24.08m
Dying Matters General Practitioners pilot project
(created by Maverick TV for NHS Local)
Watch General Practitioners Pilot Project film length: 5.06m
Dying Matters Day of the Dead Celebration
(created by Maverick TV for NHS Local)
Watch Dying Matters Day of the Dead Celebration film length: 7.08m