We are delighted to share the news that Pain into Passion, directed by Brandi Hall (MA ’22) has been selected to screen at the Ocean City Film Festival in March of 2024.

Pain into Passion is an emotional exploration of how a family moves beyond loss to save the lives of many others and moves toward forgiveness of one they once held responsible for their son’s death.  In 2018, 19-year-old University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair tragically died from heat stroke after falling ill at a summer workout. Since his death, his parents have been on a mission. Through a foundation created in Jordan’s name, they are doing the work many would shy away from after such a gut-wrenching loss in the hopes that another family, friend, or football player will not experience the anguish of losing a loved one to heat stroke.