Good Grief the Television Series

Good Grief, the mini-series, offered seven nights of comedy and drama showcasing unique Colorado talents. This original seven-episode, television mini-series shot entirely in the Tivoli on the Auraria campus during summer 2008.  Good Grief was originally scripted by Craig Volk, a professional television writer and currently assistant professor of Theatre, Film and Video Production at the University of Colorado Denver College of Arts & Media, and his UC Denver College of Arts & Media episodic television writing class. Good Grief was edited by video artist Michelle Bauer Carpenter, presently assistant professor in Digital Design at the University of Colorado Denver College of Arts & Media.  The completed series ran for seven nights on the Rocky Mountain PBS network in January, 2009, and continues to air worldwide via RMPBS’ website.

The produced series was a co-production of UC Denver College of Arts and Media (CAM), Rocky Mountain PBS and dc dakota films, and was aimed to target a younger demographic (18-34 year olds) with a show that could air on multiple platforms—the internet, television and mobile phones. The cast, crew and musicians were local talent drawn from UC Denver’s arts and media students and area professionals— 17 UC Denver faculty/staff and over 40 UC Denver CAM students were involved as actors, extras, crew, writers and musicians. Denver community professionals totaled 46 actors and 25 crew and support professionals. A wide variety of area musicians were also showcased, including seven groups that concluded each episode as well as over a dozen musical groups/soloists featured as incidental music throughout the series. In all over 150 Colorado artists and technicians participated.