Documenting Happiness

  • John Lawson shows off his hook
    Despite multiple tragedies, John Lawson is one of the most upbeat—and funniest—people we've ever met.
  • Will Russell
    Will Russell is a co-founder of Lebowski Fest and a shining example of someone who has harnessed the power of the Internet to build his community.
  • Randy Gilson owner of Randyland
    In the second of three posts about the importance of community , I want to bring you to Randyland , where one man brought the world to his door and...
Denis and Patty outside their home
Serendipity and a bakery in Eugene, Oregon, led Adam and Nick to find Denis and Patty Hermecz—a loving, happy couple living outside the mainstream.
John Lawson shows off his hook
Despite multiple tragedies, John Lawson is one of the most upbeat—and funniest—people we've ever met.
Will Russell
Will Russell is a co-founder of Lebowski Fest and a shining example of someone who has harnessed the power of the Internet to build his community.
Randy Gilson owner of Randyland
In the second of three posts about the importance of community , I want to bring you to Randyland , where one man brought the world to his door and...
Milton S. Hershey statue image
The “Sweetest Place on Earth” seemed like a necessary stop; we figured the chocolate community would be a great place to find happy people.
Jeaneete, Rachel, Neffertiti
When Adam and I set out on this quest to find the happiest people in America, we thought interviewing a variety of people from various walks of life...

About Documenting Happiness

Documentary filmmakers Adam Shell and Nicholas Kraft are traveling the country to find our nation's happiest people. We all know who the wealthiest, most famous, and worst-behaved people in the country are but what about the happiest people? Who are they? Who is the Bill Gates of happiness? The Johnny Depp of joy? They are going to find those people and celebrate them, all while filming the experience to share with audiences in this feature-length documentary.

 

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