A Will for the Woods



Community and Educational screening licenses for A Will for the Woods are now available!
See below for all the info.
The consumer DVD and the online VOD version of the film, both for home entertainment purposes, will be available toward the end of the year. Sign up to our email newsletter for this and other periodic updates!

We are excited to announce our THEATRICAL RELEASE and more upcoming grassroots community events! Check out the screenings below, and stayed tuned for more as they are added.
  • Patten Free Library - Bath, ME
    • Saturday, October 25th at 1-4pm
    • 33 Summer Street
    • Free and open to the public.
    • Q&A w/ local Funeral Consumers Alliance & Last Things (home funeral and coffin building org)
  • International Film Series at CU - Boulder, CO
  • Longmont Senior Center - Longmont, CO
    • Thursday, October 30th at 4:30pm
    • 910 Longs Peak Avenue
    • Free and open to the public (but please register, if you can, by calling 303-651-8411)
  • Full Frame Theater (3 day run) - Durham, NC
    • Friday, October 31st at 7:30pm
    • Saturday, November 1st at 4:30pm & 7:30pm
    • Sunday, November 2nd at 4:30pm
    • 318 Blackwell Street
    • Filmmakers and subjects present for post-screening Q&As
    • Ticket and cinema info here
  • Indie Memphis Film Festival - Memphis, TN
  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science - Dallas, TX
    • Thursday, November 6th at 7pm
    • 2201 N Field Street
    • Ticket and museum info here 
    • Screening is free with admission to museum!
    • Q&A with filmmakers and local experts following screening
  • Carpenter-Carse Library - Hinesburg, VT
    • Friday, November 7th at 6:30pm
    • 69 Ballards Cor
    • Screening followed by a discussion with light refreshments.
    • Venue info here
  • Northfield Township Community Center - Whitmore Lake, MI
    • Sunday, November 9th at 2pm
    • 9101 Main Street
    • Free and open to the public.
  • Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church - Cincinnati, OH
    • Friday, November 14th at 7pm
    • 2710 Newtown Road
    • Free and open to the public.
    • Refreshments and social time, with local FCA, following the screening. 
  • Lorne Film Festival - Lorne, Victoria, Australia
  • Cary Memorial Library - Eastern Massachusetts
    • Tuesday, November 25th at 7pm
    • 1874 Massachusetts Avenue
    • Free and open to the public
    • For info call 617-859-7990 or fcaemass@gmail.com
  • The Nickelodeon - Columbia, South Carolina

host a screening:

Hosting a screening of A Will for the Woods is an exciting way to share the film with your community or organization. You can use it to educate, raise awareness, spark conversations, raise funds, move people to action, or simply gather around a film that is meaningful to you. These events can happen in all sorts of locations and be either public or private. To help guide you, we've created some screening tips, discussion guidelines, an extensive FAQ kit, promotional materials, and additional resources.

For these screenings, we've partnered with Bullfrog Films, the oldest and largest publisher of films about the environment in the US. They have two types of licenses available: "community" and "educational." Any individual or organization can choose either type, though, and we'll explain below what they each mean:

Community Screening:
• As with both licenses, any individual or organization can use this kind of license for either public or private screenings.
• Choose "Community" if you would like to host a one-time screening, with the option of charging admission to the screening. (Charging admission can be used for anything from a fundraiser to covering the costs of hosting the screening.)
• This option is available as a DVD or a Blu-Ray disc. (Blu-Ray available soon.)
To purchase a Community screener, visit our Bullfrog Communities page.
(Note: this is a special link that includes a discount. If you leave the page and wish to return to the discounted price, simply use the back button on your browser or re-click the link here.) 

Educational Screening:
• As with both licenses, any individual or organization can use this kind of license for either public or private screenings.
• Choose "Educational" if you want to host multiple screenings and will not be charging admission to the screenings.
• This option is available as a DVD. It has a scene selection menu and the option of turning on SDH Captions. 
• This is also the option for any educational institution or public library looking to add the film to their library or curriculum.
To purchase an Educational screener, visit our Bullfrog Educational page.
(Note: this is a special link that includes a discount. If you leave the page and wish to return to the discounted price, simply use the back button on your browser or re-click the link here.)

A note to our Kickstarter backers: If you are due to receive a screening kit as your Kickstarter reward, then you already have a public screening license and are all set. Your kit will be sent to you ASAP.


To help you host a successful and meaningful event, we've compiled a list of resources from both us and Bullfrog Films. These will help guide you in planning your screening, offer topics for a lively discussion, and provide additional information on both green burial and the film. These materials can also be used in a classroom setting or by an individual looking to learn more after watching the film.

RESOURCES – Downloadable Discussion Guide, Green Burial and Filmmaker FAQs, Resources, Call to Action, and more. (Note: these will be updated with even more information in early July.)

Downloadable Press Kit – Includes stills, graphics, press and information about the film and topic that you can use in promoting your screening.


FAQs on Hosting a Screening:

1. How long is the film?
94 minutes. 

2. Can I see the film before committing to hosting an event?
Yes. On our Bullfrog Educational page in the top right corner, you can select a "Preview DVD." Then select "add to cart" and hit "check out." The only charge is shipping, though in the near future the preview option may be available online.

3. Are special rates available?
Yes! The links listed on this page already include a 5% reduced rate - a special discount for the A Will for the Woods community. Additionally, Bullfrog invites activist and grassroots groups to inquire about special rates for the educational license. You can find their contact info on the 
Educational page

4. I backed the A Will for the Woods Kickstarter campaign and have a community screening license. What do I need to do in order to plan a screening?
Your contribution entitles you to a screening license, so you are already set! We will be sending out your kits of promotional and educational materials ASAP.

5. Are high definition Blu-Ray discs available?
Yes! For this you would use the 
Communities page. Soon Bullfrog will be adding a Blu-Ray option for the Community licenses. (Please note, there is no Blu-Ray option for the Educational licenses.) If you are playing on a large screen or projection and have the ability to play blu-rays, we recommend this format. Please note that Blu-Rays only play in Blu-Ray players, and that our blu-rays do not have the SHD captions or scene selection menu that all our regular DVDs have.

6. Can I show the film in a regular cinema?
Yes! For this you would also use the
Communities page. While this is not always covered by a community license, we are very excited about your bringing A Will for the Woods to your local big screen! If you plan to show the film in a regular cinema, we do ask that you contact us to let us know of any theatrical screenings. We may be able to provide additional press and assistance with the cinema's format requirements.

7. What is the "rental" on the educational page?
This is an option for those interested in the educational license for a short term rental. You can rent the film for 3 days, and show it as many times as you like. (As with all educational licenses, no admission may be charged.)

8. Should I let you know once I have a screening planned?
We'd love to help promote these events, so please do feel free to contact us with screening details.

9. Are the filmmakers available for Q&As and post-screening discussions?
We are available and would love to be a part of your event. If you are interested please contact co-director Tony Hale (hale.tony@gmail.com) so we can discuss this with you further. While in-person appearances can be arranged, Skype, FaceTime or other video conference programs have also been very successful.




  • The Lensic
    • Santa Fe, NM
  • Forest Row Film Society
    • East Sussex, UK
  • Old Fire Hall / Hospice Yukon 
    • Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
  • Minnesota Threshold Network 
    • Saint Paul, MN
  • Downing Film Center 
    • Newburgh, NY
  • Kansas International Film Festival 
    • Kansas City, KS
  • Museum of Fine Arts 
    • Boston, MA
  • Matthaei Botanical Gardens 
    • Ann Arbor, MI
  • "The Art of Death" Festival
    • Bellingham, WA
  • Greenfield Garden Cinemas
    • Greenfield, MA
  • Tallahassee Film Society
    • Tallahassee, FL
  • The Full Frame Theater
    • Durham, NC
  • The New Parkway
    • Oakland, CA
  • The Bing Crosby Theater
    • Spokane, WA
  • The Clinton Street Theater
    • Portland, OR
  • Knoxville Film Festival
    • Knoxville, TN
  • Community Screening: Skylawn Memorial Park
    • San Mateo, CA
  • Railroad Square Cinema
    • Waterville, ME
  • Community Screening: Pinckney Community Library
    • Pinckney, MI
  • Community Screenings: Gainesville, FL
    • Prairie Creek Lodge, The Hippodrome, The Civic Media Center
  • Community Screening: Medford Arts Center
    • Medford, MA
  • Upstate Theater
    • Rhinebeck, NY
  • Plaza Theater
    • Atlanta, GA
  • Community Screenings: Temple of Peace
    • Maui, HI
  • Creative Alliance
    • Baltimore, MD
  • Village East Cinema
    • New York City (week-long run)
  • Pickford Film Center
    • Bellingham, WA
  • Mount Auburn Cemetery
    • Cambridge, MA
  • Community Screening
    • Flint, Michigan
  • Community Screening
    • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • San Francisco Green Film Festival
    • San Francisco, CA
  • Michigan Theater
    • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Festival Internacional de Cinema e Vídeo Ambiental
    • Goiás, Brazil
  • Community Screening
    • San Luis Obispo, California
  • Newport Beach Film Festival
    • Newport Beach, CA
  • Kansas City FilmFest
    • Jury Award Winner
    • Kansas City, Missouri
  • International Cemetery, Crematory, and Funeral Association
    • Las Vegas, NV
  • Atlanta Film Festival
    • Atlanta, GA
  • Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
    • Ithaca, NY
  • Green Mountain Film Festival
    • Montpelier, VT
  • Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
    • Sebastopol, CA
  • Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
    • Washington, DC
  • Cleveland International Film Festival
    • Cleveland, OH
  • Green Lens Environmental Film Festival
    • DeKalb, IL
  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
    • Missoula, MT
  • Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival
    • Gainesville, FL
  • San Francisco Indie Fest
    • Jury Award & Audience Award Winner
    • San Francisco, CA
  • Princeton Environmental Film Festival
    • Princeton, NJ
    • Viewfinders Competition
    • New York City, NY
  • Virginia Film Festival
    • Programmer's Choice Award Winner
    • Charlottesville, VA
  • Tales from Planet Earth
    • Madison, WI
  • New Orleans Film Festival
    • Audience Award Winner
    • New Orleans, LA
  • Natural Transitions Film Festival
    • Boulder, CO
  • Camden International Film Festival
    • Camden, ME
  • DocuWest International Film Festival
    • Golden, CO
  • Greentopia | FILM
    • "Fork in the Road" Award Winner
    • Rochester, NY
  • Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival
    • Birmingham, AL
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival
    • "Most Popular" Audience Award Winner
    • Providence, RI
  • AFI Documentary Film Festival
    • Washington, DC & Silver Spring, MD
  • Full Frame Documentary Festival
    • Audience Award & Environmental Award Winner
    • Durham, NC