happy (2012)

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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?


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lOfficial Selection, 27th British Film Institute London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, March 2013, Fragments Programr

lOfficial Selection, 23rd Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, June 2013, Art Therapy Programr

lOfficial Selection, Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, June 2013r

lOfficial Selection, GAZE International LGBT Film Festival Dublin, August 2013, Men’s Shorts programr

lOfficial Selection, QFilms Long Beach LGBTQ Film Festival, Long Beach, September 2013, Queer Shorts programr

lOfficial Selection, MIX Copenhagen, October 2013, Experimania programr

lOfficial Selection, Q! Film Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia, October 2013, Chubby Stick programr

lOfficial Selection, Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg, Germany, October 2013r

lOfficial Selection, Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, October 2013, Bone Ghosts programr