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WINNER! H is for Happiness: MIFF@CinefestOZ
H is for Happiness: MIFF@CinefestOZ
Director: John Sheedy
Producers: Julie Ryan, Tenille Kennedy, Lisa Hoppe
Screenwriter: Lisa Hoppe
Starring: RICHARD ROXBURGH, EMMA BOOTH, JOEL JACKSON, DEBORAH MAILMAN and introducing DAISY AXON as ”Candice Phee” and WESLEY PATTEN as ”Douglas Benson From Another Dimension” with MIRIAM MARGOLYES
Synopsis: Set in the colourful Australian coastal town of Albany, H IS FOR HAPPINESS is a classic feel-good film for all ages that will make you laugh, cry, and cheer with delight. Based on the award-winning book My Life as an Alphabet by Barry Jonsberg, it is the genuinely heart-warming and unflinchingly honest story of one twelve-year-old’s determination to bring her family back from the brink and spark happiness in their lives. Using an entirely unique approach, Candice Phee is an unforgettable heroine whose exploits will inspire and delight anyone who has faced the trials of adolescence and the heartbreak of family tragedy.
Starring newcomers Daisy Axon and Wesley Patton alongside Miriam Margolyes, Richard Roxburgh, Emma Booth, Joel Jackson, Deb Mailman and a miniature horse, H IS FOR HAPPINESS shows us a quintessentially Australian world through the eyes of a quirky outsider, and is a joyous celebration of all things a little bit different.