Everybody Happy
2016 - Nic Balthazar


Director: Nic Balthazar
Producer: Peter Bouckaert
Writer: Nic Balthazar
Category: Features

Title: Everybody Happy
Year: 2016
Premiere: 28 Sep 2016
Original language: Dutch
Supported by: the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Screen Flanders


Ralph Hartman is a successful stand-up comedian who is struggling - with life, but mainly with himself. In fact, he is being followed by the man in his head, who rarely stops talking. Meanwhile, Hartman has to keep going in the merciless environment of stand-up comedy, during an exhausting tour with annoying colleagues and great expectations while his negative voice constantly wades in. Fortunately Laura Maris is there, too, and she seems to recognise his problem.

Everybody Happy is a parable about how we can all end up on the edge of a precipice, but also about how we can step away from it. A film that won’t save the world. But it may save you…


Director Nic Balthazar
Producer Peter Bouckaert
Writer Nic Balthazar
Photography:Robrecht Heyvaert
Music:Henny Vrienten, Triggerfinger
Editing:Philippe Ravoet
Cast:Peter Van den Begin, Barbara Sarafian, Jeroen Leenders, Josse De Pauw, Kamal Kharmach, Leen Dendievel, Rik Verheye, Veerle Malschaert
Sound:Peter Flamman
Art director:Kurt Loyens
Costume:Tine Verbeurgt
Make up:Esther De Goey

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