A Beginner’s Guide to Grief: making death funny with Anna Lindner

Grief is a messy experience. Anna Lindner, who created and stars in a new SBS Digital Originals series, hopes that the show will show others that they're not alone in 'getting it wrong'.

Imagine, if you will, that you are grieving two loved ones. You’ve just gone through the most horrific weeks of your life – filled with intrusive but well-meaning neighbours, family bombshells, and death times two. Your only reprieve is a self-help audio guide on tape, which begins as follows:

‘Grief is an overwhelming emotion … not unlike the sensation of an imminent bowel motion at an inconvenient time.’

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports