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)

202098 minsAustralia
Kids & FamilyFestival & Independent

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Reviews & comments

H for Happiness Director John Sheedy

What a fabulous family film featuring Miriam Margolyes, Emma Booth and Joel Jackson. No violence and no obscene language. I went to the premier in Melbourne and then saw it again in Geelong at Pivotorian Cinema. Going again next week I hope when it comes to Geelong again with about 40 other people who know John Sheedy. So Looking forward to it.

5.0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

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.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

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.

H for Happiness Director John Sheedy

What a fabulous family film featuring Miriam Margolyes, Emma Booth and Joel Jackson. No violence and no obscene language. I went to the premier in Melbourne and then saw it again in Geelong at Pivotorian Cinema. Going again next week I hope when it comes to Geelong again with about 40 other people who know John Sheedy. So Looking forward to it.

5.0