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ABOUT

HAPPY SAD MAN is a charming and uplifting insight into the lives of five very different Australian men.

Following her smash hit I AM ELEVEN, Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey was inspired to find more diverse and positive portrayals of men exploring their emotional selves.
We journey from Bondi Beach to the outback; we laugh and cry alongside a war photographer traversing global conflict zones, we visit a farmer and outreach worker from rural Victoria, a musical nomad and a sensitive dog-loving artist.
HAPPY SAD MAN gives unforgettable voice to the complex emotional landscapes we can all traverse. Touching, funny and tender, this must-see documentary is set to shine a light on and change the dialogue around masculinity and mental health today.

Each portrait is an intimate and heartwarming look into vulnerability, friendship and compassion. Exploring hopes, anxieties, joy and darkness the raw vulnerability of these stories will inspire you to hold some of the men in your life that bit closer.

"Challenges the way we think about masculinity today"

— ABC Radio

"Eye-opening, heartwarming"

— Melbourne International Film Festival

"Insightful and provocative"

— InDaily

 
 
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see the film

HAPPY SAD MAN will be released in Australian Cinemas throughout October November 2019.

For full screening details and Q&A sessions watch this space, subscribe to our mailing list and follow us on social media here.
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If you would like to see the film screen near you just email us with your city/country name.

 
 
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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

24-hour counselling service, crisis support and suicide prevention.

SANE Australia 

Phone 1800 187 263 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 Australia

Phone 1300 789 978

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

Suicide Call Back Service

Phone 1300 659 467

Provides immediate professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide.

Headspace

Phone 1800 650 890

Free online and telephone service that supports young people between 12–25, and their families.

Relationships Australia

Phone 1300 364 277

Provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.

 

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

 

 

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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