In May 2021, we shot the short film HAPPY HEALING. HAPPY HEALING is a black comedy about a world in which data become increasingly sacred. The leading role is played by Michel Sluysmans, but also famous Dutch actor Huub Stapel is part of the cast. Servé Hermans is the director.

In HAPPY HEALING we follow Koen Claassens (44), a happy real estate agent who shares his life with his wife Fransien (40) and their child Roy (8). When Koen pays a visit to his house doctor for a futility, the doctor makes a disturbing discovery. Koen is not happy. Koen resists, but the technical equipment of the doctor is relentless. He can simply tell by the data from the scanner and ‘the numbers tell the tale’. Koen has some serious work to do. Will he succeed in achieving the perfect score for happiness?

HAPPY HEALING is realised with the financial support of the Municipality of Maastricht (department Creative Industries), Toneelgroep Maastricht, Limburg Film Office, Cinesud and Kanunnik Salden Foundation.

Directed by   Servé Hermans

Written by   Randy Oost

Cast   Michel Sluysmans, Michiel Blankwaardt, Romy Roelofsen, Marcus Lemon, Jean Ramaekers, Joline Soomers, Huub Stapel, Roos Aerts

In co-production with   Toneelgroep Maastricht, Cinesud

Genre   Fiction

Duration   15 minutes

Release   2021