Owen Trevor's 'GO!', John Sheedy's 'H is for Happiness', Ben Lawrence's 'Hearts and Bones', Mirrah Foulkes' 'Judy & Punch' and Paul Ireland's 'Measure for Measure' will compete for Australia’s biggest film prize.
Seven films supported by the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere Fund will make their premiere at this year's iteration, including Maziar Lahooti’s 'Below' and Paul Ireland's 'Measure for Measure'.
Led by newcomers Daisy Axon and Wesley Patten, 'H is for Happines's is the story of Candice Phee, 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, Candice hatches a variety of outlandish schemes to make her nearest and dearest happy again.
The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has unveiled the first 29 films on its line-up this year, including the world premiere of Good Thing Productions and Passion Pictures’ 'The Australian Dream' which will open the festival August 1.
For Robert Connolly, 2019 is the year when filmmakers will need to rise to the challenge of the massive success of TV drama by offering unique experiences.
Richard Roxburgh, Emma Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Joel Jackson, Deborah Mailman and newcomers Daisy Axon and Wesley Patten are starring in H is for Happiness, a family drama/comedy which marks the feature debut of theatre director John Sheedy.
Theatre director John Sheedy is currently casting for his feature film directorial debut, 'H is for Happiness', due to shoot in Albany, WA later this year.