The Graceland Happiness Project
The Graceland Happiness Project explores the complexity of not only having depression but also being the friend of someone who is suffering from mental illness. This discussion couldn’t be more relevant as suicide is now the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15-44.
The pair’s unique friendship demonstrates how sharing experiences can add purpose, meaning and fulfillment to someone’s life. As they tick off Ben’s bucket list the stakes are high - will they find what they are looking for? With an extreme contrast in personalities, Tim and Ben have their own ideas on how to solve this problem. Their authentic raw chemistry provides genuinely heart-warming moments of friendship - equal amounts of tears and laughs.
A custom study guide is available only through ABC Library Sales. This teacher's resource includes outlined links to the Australian Curriculum and NSW PDHPE Syllabus and covers:
- mental resilience
- respectful relationships
- mental fitness
- community connections.
Winner - Best Documentary, 2015 NYC Web Fest
Winner - Best Directing, 2016 LA Web Fest
Nominated - Best Doco and Best Editor at 2016 Melbourne Webfest
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