About The Project
Very Funny takes the audience into Darryl’s world during the busy “Teddy Bear Tea” season- performing for groups of children who adore him and his holiday cheer. When his mother, a longtime supporter of his profession, dies suddenly, he is prompted to question why it is he remains in the tough life of a performer, and if he should get a “real job.” Just when he thinks he is all alone, he begins to realize that his daughter, ex-wife, and little brother support him more than he once believed.
Our director was one of those fortunate enough to have Darryl in her life, and since his passing she hopes she can honor his memory by showing the world the impact his passion had on so many. As a production we are all excited to support the message of finding joy in your work no matter the outside perception, something we can all relate to as filmmakers.
Inspired by a true story, Very Funny is a dramedy about a middle-aged divorced father who runs a children’s entertainment company out of his tiny home office. With a teenage daughter and successful younger brother, he begins analyzing the cost of his career choice when his mother passes away.