Health & Wellbeing

Live Event

HAPPY SAD MAN Film Screening & Director/ Cast Q&A

Sunday 22 November 2020

HAPPY SAD MAN is about opening up and gaining insight in to how we can better be there for ourselves, for our mates and our loved ones.

The City of Melton is proud to present this virtual screening of Happy Sad Man, a charming and uplifting insight into the lives of five very different Australian men.

Join Director Genevieve Bailey and some of the Happy Sad Man cast for a candid Q&A session after the screening. Genevieve will chat about the making of the film, mental health challenges facing Australian men and life as we know it in 2020.


Spaces are very limited!

Reserve yours now by completing the RSVP now to avoid disappointment!

Note: A link and password to view the film and join the Director talk will be sent 24 hours prior to the Q&A event.


Film Synopsis

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. Each portrait is an intimate and heart warming look into vulnerability, friendship and compassion. 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. 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

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