H Is for Happiness

H Is for Happiness

H Is for Happiness

Award-winning short film director John Sheedy (Mrs McCutcheon) directs newcomers Daisy Axon (Judy & Punch) and Wesley Patten in this Australian domestic drama based on Barry Jonsberg's young adult novel, My Life as an Alphabet.

"H is for Happiness is the story of Candice Phee (Axon), a relentlessly optimistic and hilariously forthright girl on the cusp of her 13th birthday. Candice’s family is in disarray: her mum has been living with depression since the death of Candice’s baby sister, while her dad and his brother – Candice’s beloved Rich Uncle Brian – are not on speaking terms. As she faces the uncertainties of impending adolescence with the help of her new friend Douglas Benson (Patten), Candice hatches a variety of outlandish schemes to make her nearest and dearest happy again." (Melbourne International Film Festival)

2020Rating: PG, Mild themes and coarse language98 minsAustralia
Kids & FamilyFestival & Independent

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H Is for Happiness / Reviews

FilmInk

FilmInk

…generous hearted, embracing the rich, the poor, the normal, the damaged, the eccentric, the full breadth of humanity.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Finding its genial, quirky groove early, John Sheedy's family film flirts with tweeness but ultimately bubbles with the same spark as its can-do protagonist.

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