Factory 25 announced today the BricTV premiere of the comedy series “Dad Day” created by Craig Butta and James Mennella. The six-episode series marks the first narrative series produced by Factory 25 as well as the first series directed and staring Butta, whose previous acting credits include Alex Ross Perry’s “Listen Up Philip” and Charles Poekel’s “Christmas, Again.”
The series follows Craig (Butta) and James (Artie Brennan) as they struggles with fatherhood and friendship in a continually gentrifying New York. The guys want James’ son Henry to be raised like an authentic New Yorker and each episode explores what exactly that means nowadays, and how to best instill local values in a place that doesn’t resemble your home anymore.
“Dad Day is a pure look at modern man in modern Brooklyn,” says director Alex Ross Perry. “Vulgar, sad and at times absurd, it’s the equivalent of a expletive laden afternoon stroll with a friend you don’t see as often as you would like, but then are reminded why you don’t see him very often with every other utterance.”
Factory 25 has previously put out films like “The Color Wheel,” “Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film,” and most recently, “Uncle Kent 2.”
All six episodes of “Dad Day” are currently streaming via BricTV and YouTube. There will also be a television broadcast tonight immediately following the 10 p.m. ET airing of Caveh Zahedi’s “The Show About The Show.”