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FOLK HERO & FUNNY GUY

Directed by Jeff Grace
FEATURE NARRATIVE 92 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE FOLK HERO & FUNNY GUY
Recently dumped by his fiancée and with a stagnating standup routine, aspiring comedian-slash-copywriter Paul (Alex Karpovsky, Girls) is stuck. The manager of the club where he performs suggests he take some time off to update his comedy material, and in waltzes his childhood friend Jason Black (Wyatt Russell), an acclaimed folk-rock musician about to embark on a solo acoustic tour of the east coast. Jason suggests Paul needs to get his mojo back—and he should start by opening for Jason on tour. They set off on the road together, picking up a new act (folk singer Bryn, played by Meredith Hagner) on the way. But when Jason reveals an ulterior motive behind the tour, rifts are exposed in their otherwise affable camaraderie. Folk Hero & Funny Guy is a music-infused spin on the road-trip buddy comedy.

—Cara Cusumano

Drama, Comedy, Music
About the Director(s)
Jeff Grace is a filmmaker and sometimes actor on such shows as Mad Men and How I Met Your Mother. He also produced and starred in It’s a Disaster. Jeff most recently wrapped Last Looks, a comedy pilot for E! Network, which he co-wrote. Folk Hero & Funny Guy is his feature directorial debut.

Film Info
Cast & Credits
  • Producer:
    Ryland Aldrich, Jeff Grace
  • Screenwriter:
    Jeff Grace
  • Cinematographer:
    Nancy Schreiber
  • Original Music by:
    Adam Ezra
  • Cast:
    Alex Karpovsky, Wyatt Russell, Meredith Hagner, Michael Ian Black, Hannah Simone, Heather Morris, Melanie Lynskey, David Cross
  • Co-Producer:
    Alexander Koehne, Rachel Kiri Walker
  • Casting Director:
    Susanne Scheel
  • Director:
    Jeff Grace
  • Editor:
    Jonathan Melin
  • Executive Producer:
    Vinny Chhibber, John Davenport, Dominque Genest, Tom Hamilton, Mike C. Manning, Katherine Ann McGregor, Micki Purcell, Tripp Rhame, Tom Simpson

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