Barnaby – The Faces We Wear in Grief

A short film tackling a son’s grief, a father’s impatience, and life in a polar bear costume.

“Barnaby” follows the titular character’s relationships one year after the death of his mother. It also follows Jack, Barnaby’s father, as he attempts to date new women. The two cope in very different ways; while Jack silently deals with his grief, Barnaby goes through substantial physical and mental changes, leading him to go mute and wear a polar bear costume. These polarizing personalities lead to substantial household conflicts that send both characters to their wit’s end.