Long Live My Happy Head

Long Live My Happy Head

International Premiere

For Scottish artist Gordon, creating comic books about his brain tumor is his way of confronting his mortality. With the growth of his tumor accelerating, he and his partner Shawn must navigate chemotherapy and a global pandemic so they can cherish what time they have left. By using observational footage, painfully intimate video diary, stylized key interviews, and animations created from Gordon’s comic illustrations, the directors immerse the audience in Gordon’s world; at the same time, they reveal how art, love, and a sense of humor can soothe our deepest fears of mortality and the prospect of losing the people we care most about.

Screening Schedule

No scheduled screenings.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Austen McCowan, Will Hewitt
Cinematography: Austen McCowan, Will Hewitt
Editing: Barbara Toennhiessen, Will Hewitt
Sound: Pete Smith
Music: Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres
Production: Melt the Fly
Producers: Austen McCowan, Will Hewitt
Production Design: Ross Hogg
Executive producer: Amy Hardie, Geoffrey Smith, Steve Carson
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Scotland
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 89΄
Contact: Rise and Shine World Sales

Austen McCowan

Filmography

2019 Sink or Skim (short)
2021 Long Live My Happy Head

Will Hewitt

Filmography

2019 Sink or Skim (short)
2021 Long Live My Happy Head