Awards and Reviews


AUDIENCE AWARD – Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD – Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
AUDIENCE AWARD – Rhode Island Film Festival
“FORK IN THE ROAD” AWARD – Greentopia Film Festival
AUDIENCE AWARD – New Orleans Film Festival  
PROGRAMMER’S AWARD – The Virginia Film Festival
AUDIENCE AWARD – San Francisco IndieFest
JURY AWARD – San Francisco IndieFest
JURY AWARD – Kansas City FilmFest


Downloadable Press Kit CLICK HERE (includes photos)

“★★★★ A Beautiful Rumination on Life, Death and Burial Choice … Advocating without preachiness and emotional without exploitation, this film is a lovely piece of work.” Dan Schindel, Nonfics

“[One of] nine documentaries that you need to see this year … which no documentary fan should miss.” “Has the potential to affect not just individual viewers but the American way of death … Must-see.”  Marianna Torgovnick, TED

“An immersive, heartwarming tale.” Elias Savada, Film Threat

“Big-hearted and thought-provoking.” Chris Barsanti, Film Journal International

“A truly moving experience, and a testimony to the difference that a single life can make in the lives of others.” – Jen Chaney, The Dissolve

“Will make you reconsider how you want to die.”  Indiewire

“Far more impactful emotionally than just an issue documentary … what we have here is, thankfully, something far more emotionally engrossing and ultimately intellectually rewarding.”
“A gorgeous, haunting, and lushly crafted meditation on one man’s coming to terms with death … another great documentary in a year that has become as chock full of resonant pieces of non-fiction cinema as we’ve seen in ages.” Joshua Brunsting, CriterionCast

“The film has hit a cultural nerve.” Glenn McDonald, Discovery News

“A powerful, personal testament to the ‘green burial’ movement … with humor, eloquence, anguish and reflection.” Sylvia Pfeiffenberger, Indy Week – Indy Pick

“A Will for the Woods uplifts and inspires” in covering a subject that is “relevant in a profound way to each and every one of us.” “One felt the joy of a new beginning as deeply as the sadness of an ending. There was ample space for laughter along with the tears.” Bill Chameides, dean of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, THEGREENGROK

“An intriguing portrait of American life in the search for the authentic and alternative in the maelstrom of modern life.” “Rich and multifaceted … I will use this is my teaching.” Dr. Liv Nilsson Stutz, Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Anthropology, Emory University

“A unique and unflinching examination.” John Esther, Jesther Entertainment

“This movie will open your eyes to a new way of thinking.” John Angelico, San Francisco Gate

“An information-packed documentary … But more than that, it’s an intimate and unflinching look at the journey a couple takes in planning for imminent death.” Melissa Barber, Death with Dignity

“A documentary not to be missed … [a] gem of a movie.” “I don’t remember ever so highly recommending a documentary … a powerful testimonial for why you should seriously consider green burial.” Fran Sorin (author of Digging Deep), Gardening Gone Wild and

“A profound statement … a touching film and a very important one.” Nell Minow, BeliefNet

“Up-close-and-personal … a documentary that environmentally conscious men and women will want to see.” Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice

Additional press coverage: 20 Necessary Dos About Death & Dying – Nonfics, Hyperallergic, Grist, Indiewire Project of the Day, Filmwax Radio/Rooftop Films, NY Daily News, Vocativ, Film School Radio, Green Divas, Indiewood/Hollywoodn’t, The Screen Feed/The Tribeca Trib

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