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About the Filmmaker

Going to university as a mature student Ben Bradbury graduated from the University of Bedfordshire in 2018 following his dreams in studying animation to get a job within the animation industry. Wanting to give something back, Ben’s graduate film Echoes was created with the purpose of highlighting loneliness and vulnerability in the elderly community, which has been included in three festivals in 2019. Since graduating Ben is currently looking for opportunities within the creative industry and has become a teaching assistant helping run workshops in animation programmes at the University of Bedfordshire.

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Music exercise: Create a playlist for someone you have lost.

  • We’ve all lost someone close to us, whether from death or relocation or a break-up. Embrace the memories you have of this person by giving yourself time to reflect.
  • Create a playlist of two to five songs that remind you of this person and listen to the music.

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  1. Teresa Cox

    Grief is so real. It isn’t easy. In a society with fewer children, spread further apart possibly in location, it isn’t a shared process as much anymore. Isolation, lack of transportation, health concerns and needs often hinder the kinds of encouragement than may help. Grief is also very personal and very solitary. One day the person is there like all other days before. The next day, they are not.
    Beautifully done film … capturing that grief so precisely.

  2. Norman Reiss

    Beautifully done remembrance of filmmaker’s wife


    Wonderful, thank you Ben. This is heartbreaking loneliness. Love to you Nan!

  4. Vicki

    Very touching! Loneliness is so real. Hold on to the memories and hold onto loved ones while you can.

  5. stafford cohen MD

    Terrific. Many who have lost a spouse complain of loneliness.

  6. Penny

    As I watched this movie this morning I sat alone in my house, sipping my coffee out of my husbands favorite mug. He has been gone for a year and a half and I live this movie every day. I am surrounded by him but not. People really don’t understand how lonely it can be. It was heartbreaking and comforting at the same time to watch this beautifully done film.

  7. Anonymous

    I just visited with my mother who lost her husband of 62 years (my dad) almost a year ago. She’s definitely missing him much like the main character here is missing his spouse. Not all the time, but I can tell when she’s in the same space as this character… and it’s sad to watch. Reflecting on a lifetime together. It hits very close to home.

  8. A.D. Minier

    one of the heaviest losses one will ever experience. Very well done.

    • Anonymous

      very heartbreaking

  9. Del

    ouch! That touched mt heart. I’ll just say I will in a moment share with my wife of over 35 years that every moment matters……. then, now and whatever the future may offer us. Great love and great loss depicted so well in this short film.

  10. Anonymous

    Thank you the film was beautiful and helps the younger generation understand how our parents/grandparents felt when they have lost their loved one 🙁

  11. Denise

    Lovely, memories can take you anywhere.

  12. Richard T Sahara

    Great. It makes me want to go home and hug my wife. However, I’m not sure it would work for a person who never married.

  13. Anonymous

    Reality of loss is prevalent here. It shows the range of emotions from happiness to sadness that each person dealing with loss experiences.

  14. tim

    Holy crap, that was depressing, haunting and foretelling. Love those with whom you can, in whatever way you can right now!

  15. Jon Mills

    Beautifully done. I saw my current self and recalled my old self with my wife for so many years. The film warmed my heart but made me realize too I wish I had those years back to have savored all those moments we had together. Time goes so fast.


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