Proud Mother Pictures

Proud Mother produces and distributes quality film and television for international audiences. 


HAPPY SAD MAN is directed by Genevieve Baileyand is currently in post-production.

The project includes a feature length documentary, photographic portraits and interview series, podcast and social impact campaign.

You can subscribe for updates about the project via the website here

Happy Sad Man punctures the myths of twenty-first century masculinity to get at the raw emotions and complex inner lives of a diverse group of Australian men. Painted in the rich colours of a world undergoing vast change, it voyages from war zones to surf beaches, the remote outback to inner-city lounge rooms in search of better ways to make sense of manhood today. 

Mapping their joy and despair, irrepressible humour and darkest of thoughts, it is a sensitive survey many years in the making. Happy Sad Man goes beyond a mere call for 'awareness' or 'dialogue' to demonstrate what an instruction manual for compassion might look like, for a time that sorely needs one.

If you would like to keep updated about the project please email us today.

A big thanks to all our new supporters and Good Pitch Sydney 2015 for partnering with us to bring this project to life.