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Double Happy

Short Film (Full Length) – 2010

This short film finds four 1990s teenagers caught up in the complications of growing up in Hutt Valley suburbia. Rising tensions during a day hanging out at the local park see misfit Rory (Riley Brophy) ignite a cracker bag of cravings for belonging, furtive sexual feelings, violence, racism and boredom. The combustive results of his misdirected teen spirit give the film’s title a grim irony. Fijian-born director Shahir Daud based the story loosely on his own experiences as a teen. Double Happy screened at the Montreal Film Festival and was a Short of the Week website pick in May 2011.

I just wanted to make a film about something that really mattered, and not just treat the short film as a ‘stepping stone’ or pathway to feature film.
– Shahir Daud

Key Cast & Crew

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Shahir Daud

Director, Writer

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Shivali Gulab


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Andrew Brettell


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Augusta Wills

As: Rebecca

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Riley Brophy

As: Riley

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Theo Taylor

As: Des

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