Stefan Sagmeister The Happy Film | STAHS MAGAZINE

Trailer for Sagmeister’s “The Happy Film”

Six years in the making, Stefan Sagmeister’s feature documentary “The Happy Film” finds the NYC graphic celebrity on a quest to answer the question “How does one become happy?” by turning himself into a design project.

From IMDB: “Can [Sagmeister] redesign his personality to become a better person? Is it possible to train his mind to get happier? He pursues three controlled experiments of meditation, therapy, and drugs, grading himself along the way.

Stefan Sagmeister The Happy Film | STAHS MAGAZINE

“But real life creeps in and confounds the process: art, sex, love, and death prove impossible to disentangle. His unique designs and painfully personal experiences mark a journey that travels closer to himself than ever intended.”

Great interview with Sagmeister on the film here

Directors: Stefan Sagmeister, Ben Nabors, David Hillman Curtis
Cinematographer: Ben Wolf
Composer: Colin Huebert (Siskiyou)
Editors: Sam Citron, Akiko Iwakawa-Grieve