Happy Sad Man
A disarmingly honest look at how Australian men experience and cope with mental health struggles, from documentarian Genevieve Bailey (I Am Eleven).
From Bondi Beach to the outback, to a war photographer travelling the globe, or a farmer in rural Victoria, experiences with mental illness don't discriminate. With men more than 4 times as likely to die from suicide, Happy Sad Man is a moving portrait of mental health that holds no stigma. Whilst speaking to John, Grant, David and Jake, the film is more widely, a dialogue with all of us, and one we desperately need to have, with suicide rates in fact increasing each year.
Vital, poignant, and frequently humourous, Happy Sad Man gives voice to today’s complex emotional landscape, and the misunderstood world of mental health.