Romantic Comedy GET HAPPY to Screen Manhattan Film Festival
The romantic comedy Get Happy will screen at the Manhattan Film Festival on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:00PM ET. The film stars Chris Riggi (Gossip Girl), Adam LaVorgna (7th Heaven), Jordan Lane Price (All My Children), Rebecca Blumhagen (Other Plans) and Lauren Sweetser (Winter's Bone).
Get Happy is about a perpetually miserable man who finds happiness when he starts dating a manic pixie dream girl, to the befuddlement of his cynical best friend.
This marks the first feature film from the Indian-born director Manoj Annadurai. As an innovative entrepreneur in India, Annadurai began his career as a successful technology maven before shifting gears to his true passion, filmmaking. In Get Happy, Annadurai explores the idea of happiness. He says, "We live in an age where information is bursting at the seams, we have more access to theories on how to be happy than ever before," and this is the driving force of the film. He adds, "The theories of happiness are represented by the relationship of two best friends. And when you take these ideas to the extreme, comedy comes into play!"
The film was shot entirely in New York and was completed in just under a year. Produced by Sania Jhankar, who is unveiling her second film at the Manattan Film Festival, the team is looking forward to their first screening. Jhankar says, "The film is a fun slice of life that is enjoyable, but also conveys a deeper message. We're excited to see how audiences react and engage with this duality."
Get Happy is screening at THE PLAYERS Theater (115 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012) on June 19 at 7:00PM ET. There will be a pre-screening reception at the venue to meet with the cast and crew.