Happiness Works

/ 10 mins
Kieran Healy
A satirical short film made in response to the TED Talk culture and the corporate wellness industry.

Happiness Works follows a stereotypical motivational speaker format; opening with our orator, a pompous and pretentious talk-bot who is devoid of humour. He is about to deliver a once in a lifetime speech to an audience who seek his guidance. They feel lost, confused, and are desperately in search of meaning.

With the aid of an animatronic arm designed to “mash things”, our orator demonstrates how happiness and meaning can be achieved through increased productivity, and a fresh work-based outlook on life.