Happy Country

A pregnant Chinese woman and her over-confident Chinese husband set off for Sydney by car, and discover that distance is not confined to the landscape.

Genre: Short Comedy-Drama, 2008

Writer/ Director: Corrie Chen

DOP: Josh Flavell

Editor: Ramzi Nabulsi & Corrie Chen

Original Score: Brett Cusack & Jack Stewart

Production Company: VCA School of Film & Television

Festival Screenings: Melbourne International Film Festival – Accelerator Program 2009, Cinema des Antipodes – St Tropez 2009, Australian Embassy – Paris 2009, In the Bin Film Festival 2009, International Festival of Audiovisual Programs 2010, Flickerfest 2010, St Kilda Film Festival 2010, Melbourne International Student Film Festival 2010, La Mirada Film Festival 2011, Colourfest 2011, Harmony Day Screenings 2013, Greater Dandenong Film Festival 2013, International Chinese Film Festival 2013, Sydney Intercultural Film Festival 2013, Young Chinese Film Festival 2014

Awards & Nominations: 

  • Nominated VCA Best Undergraduate Production 
  • Nominated VCA Best Potential for Theatrical Distribution 
  • Winner – Audience Award, Melbourne International Student Film Festival
  • Winner – Panel’s Choice Award, Greater Dandenong Film Festival