What Does It Mean to Be Happy

After running away from home, Chris met Austin and they now live together in a rundown warehouse.

Although he loves Austin, Chris knows he has to make a decision about whether or not to leave him and his unhealthy behaviour behind.

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Writer/director: Jesse Gotfrit

About Jesse Gotfrit

Jesse Gotfrit

Jesse Gotfrit is a 24-year-old musician, filmmaker and writer, currently operating in Montreal.

Previously he spent four years at Simon Fraser University doing English literature and film productions.

Originally from Vancouver, he has done a lot of journalistic work regarding the housing, arts and culture crisis undergone by the city in recent years.

As a storyteller in music and film, his subject matter thus far has focused on destabilization, emotional and otherwise, which many adolescents and young adults experience, whether from their sexuality, income status or mental health, for example.

He is now a film studies major at Concordia University in Montreal where he hopes to expand his engagement and understanding as a student and emerging artist.

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