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a common obsession, the quest for happiness dictates the shape of many lives in the world. some find religion, some seek love, but all are searching to be happy. a direct result of attending too many weddings, happy explores the intersection of happiness, apostasy, and love. a journey through hand-processed 16mm memories, happy begins with a kiss and ends in “god’s love”.
a pointed response to yoko ono’s smile project, happy considers the fiction of happiness and what it truly means, how it is proselytized in the church, media, and each other. can simply smiling bring about an emotional change? can being told to be happy make you happy?
has anyone told you that god loves you?
Official Selection, 27th British Film Institute London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, March 2013, Fragments Program
Official Selection, 23rd Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, June 2013, Art Therapy Program
Official Selection, Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, June 2013
Official Selection, GAZE International LGBT Film Festival Dublin, August 2013, Men’s Shorts program
Official Selection, QFilms Long Beach LGBTQ Film Festival, Long Beach, September 2013, Queer Shorts program
Official Selection, MIX Copenhagen, October 2013, Experimania program
Official Selection, Q! Film Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia, October 2013, Chubby Stick program
Official Selection, Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg, Germany, October 2013
Official Selection, Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, October 2013, Bone Ghosts program