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Happy Sad Man is a multi-platform project by Proud Mother Pictures

THE FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Happy Sad Man is a disarmingly honest documentary that draws back the curtain on the complex inner worlds of men from across Australian life – from Bondi Beach to the outback, farmers to war photographers – and challenges the way we think about masculinity today.

Surveying the hopes, anxieties, joy and darkness of a range of fascinating characters, Happy Sad Man is the long-awaited follow-up to Genevieve Bailey's smash hit I Am Eleven, a lyrical documentary cataloguing the complex lives of an array of not-quite-children, not-quite-adults around the planet. After the groundbreaking success of her debut she has turned her attention to another group whose portrayal in popular culture is often equally superficial, and whose stereotypes and worst examples don't match up with the men she has known in her own life.

Driven by a need to find what's missing from the conversation about men, she has spent more than half a decade criss-crossing Australia to piece together the affecting story of Happy Sad Man, employing her trademark ability to bring out the most candid and personal of stories.

Directed by Genevieve Bailey

Original Music by Nick Huggins

Edited by Annabelle Johnson & Genevieve Bailey

Produced by Genevieve Bailey & Henrik Nordstrom

Executive Produced by Robert Connolly

Special thanks to Good Pitch Australia, Documentary Australia and all our partners.

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SCREENINGS + FILMMAKER Q&As

Upcoming international screenings will be announced soon.

Sydney, New South Wales
October 11 at 6.30PM, Chauvel Cinema

Happy Sad Man will be screening at Antenna Documentary Film Festival.

More info and tickets here: https://tix.antennafestival.org/Events/Happy-Sad-Man-Q-A


Byron Bay, New South Wales
October 13 at 8.00PM, Brunswick Picture House.

Happy Sad Man will be screening at Byron Bay International Film Festival.

More info and tickets here: http://tix.bbff.com.au/Events/Happy-Sad-Man


Adelaide, South Australia
October 18 at 6PM and October 21 at 1.40PM, GU Film House Adelaide.

Adelaide Film Festival will host the South Australian premiere of Happy Sad Man.

More info and tickets here: https://adelaidefilmfestival.org/titles/106614/happy-sad-man

PAST SCREENINGS

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA -WORLD PREMIERE  

The Melbourne International Film Festival 2018 hosted the sold out world premiere screenings of Happy Sad Man.

Visit the MIFF website here

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John Anderson Music 

John Anderson from Happy Sad Man releases the first song from his forthcoming album 'Introducing John Anderson'.

Click on the photo of John to stream or download the song 'Funny Story.'

Subscribe to our mailing list to stay updated about the release of the Happy Sad Man soundtrack.

Find out more about our composer Nick Huggins via www.nickhugginsmusic.com

 

Partners

 
 

HAPPY SAD MAN HAS BEEN MADE WITH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT AND FINANCING OF GOOD PITCH AUSTRALIA, SHARK ISLAND INSTITUTE and DOCUMENTARY AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION

With thanks to our wonderful partners

The Caledonia Foundation 

Paradice Family

Wilson Foundation

Sarah Darling

Thyne Reid Foundation

Roslyn Packer AC

The Packer Family Foundation

John Sevior and Rebecca Gorman

Peter Joseph on behalf of the Black Dog Institute

SANE Australia

Creative Partnerships Australia

Ben Rozenes and Laini Liberman

Andrew Messenger

The Yulgilbar Foundation

Danny Almagor and Berry Liberman

Ryan Cooper Family Foundation

Hantomeli Foundation

Daniel Besen

The Snow Foundation

Hausmann Group Pty Ltd

Sally Garis

Dr. Sue Jacobs

Seri Renkin and Danny Bessell

Lily Ainsworth

Phillip Cornwell

Margie Bryant

Sonar Sound 

Robyn Garis

 

We are also grateful to our anonymous donors 

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NEED SUPPORT?

If you think a friend or family member is going though a tough time; or you need support yourself, the following services are there to help you take positive action. You can also contact your GP or call 000 in an emergency.

Lifeline Phone 13 11 14

A 24/7 free telephone counselling service for all ages

SANE Australia 

Phone 1800 18 7263 Website www.sane.org

SANE Australia is as national mental health charity working to provide better support and stronger connections to people affected by complex mental illness

MensLine 

Phone 1300 78 9978

A professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men

Black Dog Institute

Website www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

The Black Dog Institute provides clinical information, support and free online mental health programs for all Australians