Dan Levy’s Directorial Feature Film Debut, “Good Grief”, Tackles Family Love and Loss
Canada’s own four-time Emmy-winner Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek) makes his directorial film debut with Good Grief, telling the story of Marc Dreyfus who chose to distract himself from the loss of his mom with a comfortable marriage. But when his husband also dies, unexpectedly, Marc is forced to finally confront the grief he’s tried so hard to avoid, sending him and his two closest friends on a Parisian weekend of self discovery.
Levy said, “Good Grief is a cautionary tale about friendship and loss and all the mess that comes with it when the truth is something you’ve evaded for most of your life. It’s funny, it’s bittersweet, it’s a project that has helped me work through my own grief. And I hope it does the same for other people as well.“
Levy also wrote and will star in alongside Ruth Negga (Passing, Loving), Himesh Patel (Station Eleven, Yesterday), Luke Evans (Echo 3, Beauty and the Beast), Celia Imrie (Better Things, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Arnaud Valois (BPM (Beats Per Minute), Spring Blossom), David Bradley (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones) and Jamael Westman (Hamilton, The Essex Serpent) for Netflix.
Good Grief marks the first project under Levy’s Not A Real Production Company and Netflix’s creative partnership. No release date has been announced as yet.
Producers: Not A Real Production Company’s Dan Levy, Megan Zehmer; Sister’s Stacey Snider, Kate Fenske, Debra Hayward
Levy is also working on a 30-minute comedy series for HBO Max called Exit Strategy and is starring in the 2023 Disney movie Haunted Mansion. He also appears in the fourth season of Sex Education, appearing as Thomas Molloy.
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