Rise And Shine | Long Live My Happy Head

Long Live My Happy Head

Spring 2022
Arts, Health, Society

Documentary, Scotland, 2022
Runtime: 88 min. / 52 min.
Directors: Austen McCowen, Will Hewitt
Production: Melt The Fly


A Scottish comic book author with a brain tumour is creating a graphic novel to help his loved ones prepare for his death. With his tumour’s growth accelerating, the global pandemic forces him into isolation and traps his long-distance partner in the States. This film explores how art, humour and love can combat our fears of mortality when we are faced with the reminder that the clock is ticking.


Festivals: BFI Flare, Thessaloniki Doc, DocEdge NZ, Tramline