Desperate to become less shallow, Stan, a handsome 19-year-old, deforms his face with bandages and attends a support group for disfigured people after he learns his cancer-ridden mother will undergo invasive facial surgery.
But when he’s exposed as an impostor, Stan strikes a deal with Vanessa, the domineering workshop leader: he stays with the group, and in exchange he trains them on how to use their facial differences as a weapon against our beauty-obsessed culture.
Happy Face is filmed with real persons with facial différences playing fictionalized versions of themselves.
MAISON 4:3 PRESENTS A LES FILMS DE LA MANCHA / LINE & CONTENT PRODUCTION
WITH DEBBIE LYNCH-WHITE, ROBIN L’HOUMEAU, DAVID ROCHE, E.R. RUIZ, ALISON MIDSTOKKE, CYNDY NICHOLSEN AND NOÉMIE KOCHER
DIRECTED BY ALEXANDRE FRANCHI
PRODUCED BY STÉPHANE GÉRIN-LAJOIE AND ALEXANDRE FRANCHI
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ESTER VELASCO
SCREENPLAY JOËLLE BOURJOLLY AND ALEXANDRE FRANCHI
CINEMATOGRAPHY CLAUDINE SAUVÉ
PRODUCTION DESIGN VALÉRIE-JEANNE MATHIEU
EDITING HUBERT HAYAUD AND AMÉLIE LABRÈCHE
CASTING NADIA RONA AND VERA MILLER
COSTUME DESIGN GUY CLOUTIER AND MOHAMMAD AL NAMI
POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISION TIBO GALBOIS
SOUND MARTIN PINSONNAULT
ORIGINAL MUSIC GABRIEL SCOTTI
© LE FILM HAPPY FACE INC. 2018