“The Happys” is a new feature film comedy from the writer/director team, Tom Gould and John Serpe. This dynamic duo has mastered both the Electoral College, as well as the popular vote. Gould is the recipient of the Jack Nicholson Scholarship for Excellence in Directing from USC and Serpe hails from the viral Tremendous Trump parody action figure commercials. Their latest brainchild was recently acquired by distribution label Indican Pictures and will open March 16th into select theaters nationwide. Starring Amanda Bauer (The Myth of the American Sleepover) and Jack DePew (The Fosters), this title tells the story of Tracy and her neighbors as they rediscover who they are and their places in our complicated world.
In “The Happys”, we follow a young woman’s perfect life through her delusional fantasy before landing in grounded reality. Feeling the pressure to “have it all”, protagonist Tracy wrestles her closeted homosexual boyfriend into marriage, but soon realizes that this picture may be out-of-focus. Tracy is impacted not only by her own delirious dreams but also by the questionable choices of her neighbors. What follows is an exploration of what it truly means to be yourself. The cast includes superstars such as Melissa McBride, from the famed series, The Walking Dead, Janeane Garofalo, star of Wet Hot American Summer and Brian Jordan Alvaraz, creator of the hit YouTube show, The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo. Arturo del Puerto is hot off his role in the hit blockbuster film, CHiPs, as well as, his reoccurring role in the hit spinoff series, Fear the Walking Dead.
This film has received multiple awards and accolades throughout the film festival circuit including, Best Narrative Feature at Durango Independent Film Festival, Audience Award at Anchorage International Film Festival and the Alternative Spirit Award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. This film will continue its rollout on April 10th, 2018, through video-on-demand and home video. On this date, this title will be available through major digital retailers, including Amazon. A preview of the film’s launch is hosted here, including the film’s official trailer and poster.
The film’s official synopsis: Twenty-one year old Tracy thinks she has it all – great boyfriend, new city, and a bright future, but then she walks in on her boyfriend Mark having sex with a man! As their relationship deteriorates, Tracy’s world opens up when she befriends the quirky residents in her Los Feliz neighborhood: Sebastian, a troubled recluse; Luann, a true free spirit; Krista, Mark’s hard-charging talent manager; Jonathan, a gay magazine reporter; and Ricky, a hot Mexican with a failing food truck. As Tracy discovers her sense of self and a true passion for cooking, she is a catalyst that forces them all to grow and connect in unforeseen ways.
Release Date: April 10th, 2018 (VOD, DVD)
Directors/writers: Tom Gould and John Serpe
Cast: Amanda Bauer, Jack DePew, Janeane Garofalo, Melissa McBride, Rhys Ward, Arturo del Puerto, Cathy Ladman, Stephen Guarino, Brian Jordan Alvarez
More details at Indican: http://www.indicanpictures.com/indicanpictures/happys-the/
A homepage for the film: https://www.facebook.com/TheHappysMovie/