Sonja Smits is Discovering Herself in Indie Comedy ‘Better Days’ Trailer

by Alex Billington
November 21, 2023
Source: YouTube

Better Days Trailer

“Do you think that he would love the person that you are now… or not?” Gravitas Ventures has revealed an official trailer for Better Days, an indie comedy about grief and self-discovery. This recently premiered at the Cinéfest Sudbury Film Festival in Canada, and it’s set for a VOD debut in December. Not to be confused with the acclaimed 2019 Chinese film also titled Better Days. After her husband dies, a woman starts to do whatever she wants and begins wearing her husband’s Halloween costumes. When her children order her to go back to being her old self, she must decide whose happiness matters most in a delightful comedy about starting over & figuring yourself out before it’s too late. The film stars Sonja Smits as Kate in the lead role, with Alix Sideris, Sara Hinding, Gregory Calderone, Blair Williams, Dean Armstrong, Sugenja Sri, and Luke Francis. Looks like a nice story about rejecting old traditions and embracing your true self.

Here’s the official trailer (+ poster) for Joan Carr-Wiggin’s Better Days, direct from YouTube:

Better Days Poster

After Kate’s husband of over 30 years dies, she withdraws into a world of vodka & grief – and Halloween costumes. Her husband loved Halloween, and Kate takes comfort in wearing his old costumes. When she befriends three lonely teenagers who share her enthusiasm for dressing up, her friends and family are appalled. Alarmed by her increasing recklessness, they insist she go back to the woman she was – just as she is discovering the woman she might become. Better Days is both written directed by Canadian indie filmmaker Joan Carr-Wiggin, director of many films including Honeymoon, A Previous Engagement, If I Were You, Happily Ever After, Love of My Life, The Bet, Getting to Know You, A Grand Romantic Gesture previously. Produced by David Gordian. This initially premiered at the 2023 Cinéfest Sudbury Film Festival in Canada. Gravitas Ventures debuts Better Days direct-to-VOD starting on December 5th, 2023 this fall.


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