THE HAPPY SAD MAN PROJECT
Multi platform project
Feature Documentary to premiere soon.
DIRECTOR, PRODUCER & DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Annabelle Johnson & Genevieve Bailey
SPECIAL THANKS TO
GOOD PITCH AUSTRALIA, DAF and ALL OUR PARTNERS
With humour and understanding, Genevieve Bailey's award-winning documentary I Am Eleven showed us the interior lives of 11-year-olds from all over the world. Now her Happy Sad Man does the same for the men in our midst living with mental illness. Bringing together the vibrant personalities and perspectives of five very different men – taking in their hopes, anxieties, joy and darkness – the heartwarming, stigma-busting Happy Sad Man gives unforgettable voice to the complex emotional landscapes of modern masculinity and acts as a crucial clarion call for the eternally misunderstood world of mental illness.
After the searing success of her feature debut Bailey has turned her attention to another group whose portrayal in popular culture is rarely more than 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, she has spent over half a decade scouring 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. Visit www.happysadman.org