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Based on the award winning book, My Life As An Alphabet by Barry Jonsberg, H IS FOR HAPPINESS is a classic Family Feature Film that will make you laugh, cry and cheer with delight; the story of one unflinchingly honest twelve year old girl’s determination to bring her family back from the brink. 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.

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John Sheedy
Lisa Hoppe
Julie Ryan  Tenille Kennedy  Lisa Hoppe
Executive Producers
Richard East  Jonathan Page  Bryce Menzies  Avrill Stark
Dir. of Photography
Bonnie Elliott
Nerida Tyson-Chew
Johanna Scott
Production Designer
Nicki Gardiner
Richard Roxburgh - Emma Booth - Joel Jackson - Deborah Mailman - Daisy Axon - Wesley Patten - Miriam Margolyes
Production Completion
Production Company
Happiness Film Productions Pty Ltd
International Sales
LevelK ApS

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  • Production support

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Media Releases

Eight Australian projects selected to screen at Berlinale

Eight Australian projects have been selected to screen at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) including two features, two television series and four short films.

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