A 25-minute documentary by Jaina Kalifa

Street performer Paul Cooper has an unlikely ally in his ongoing battle with anxiety and depression – his robot, Tubby.

Latest Screenings

ABC TV Broadcast

8 September on Compass. Available on ABC iview until 8 October

Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival

3-4 October www.heartofgold.com.au for details

Canberra Mental Health Film Festival

11 October www.thisismybraveaustralia.com for details

Ozflix TV Awards

12 October Ozflix Facebook for details

Antenna Documentary Film Festival

20 October www.antennafestival.org for details

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Media + Reviews

“Happy Android - a robot saved my life is on the ABC via Compass. The filmmaker Jaina Kalifa is as much fun as its lead character, Tubby the Robot.”

David Tiley, Screenhub

“Happy Android, the award-winning documentary from Brisbane filmmaker Jaina Kalifa, will screen on ABC TV’s Compass program on Sunday, September 8.”

Cinema Australia

“10 must-watch docs at MDFF 2019”

Documentary Drive

“A documentary that is not to be missed.”

Fernando Fernandez, FERNTV

“This is a gem of a short documentary!”

Robert K. Stephen, Set the Bar

"I made Happy Android because I wanted to tell an amazing story in a playful way."

Director Jaina Kalifa, interviewed by We Are Moving Stories

"The touching story of an Australian performer whose alter-ego is a talking robot will have its world premiere at the prestigious Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival next month."


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