Край света. Запад
H is for Happiness / Competition Program
98 min.

A 12-year-old red-haired girl with freckles gets a task at school on the topic "My life as alphabet". She does not want to accept the fact that happiness is indicated by only one letter "H", and the other letters often correspond to certain accidents and sorrows. The heroine is determined to return happiness to her family and banish sadness: to reconcile her father with a rich uncle and make her mother smile again, who lost a newborn child three years ago. The boundless positivity of the red-haired dreamer embraces not only the relatives, but also a new friend "from another dimension", the same eccentric as herself, living in a world of illusions, and even an evil classmate who does not see anything good in the real world.
Directed by: John Sheedy
Cast: Miriam Margolyes, Daisy Axon, Alessandra Tognini
Written by: Lisa Hoppe, Barry Jonsberg
Cinematography by: Bonnie Elliott
Edited by: Johanna Scott
Produced by: Lisa Hoppe, Tenille Kennedy, Julie Ryan
Production: Cyan Films, The Koop

John Sheedy
is a multi-award-winning theatrical director whose work has been staged extensively throughout Australia. John's work has been recognized with multiple nominations for Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Awards. He was the Artistic Director of TheatreWorks St Kilda from 2015, he delivered his final season for the company in 2017. John's first short film "Mrs McCutcheon" (2017) had its Australian premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2017, winning Best Australian Short Film. "H is for Happiness" is his first feature film.