Welcome to our short film, The Happiest Person In America. We’re so glad you stopped by, and we hope you stay awhile.
If you’ve visited the section of our website “The Story,” you’ll see that Lara’s journey to seek out happiness brings her to Hawaii– because living in Hawaii is one of the characteristics that Gallup poling has determined as a key to happiness.
I couldn’t agree more! I visited our 50th (and happiest) state for the first time two years ago, and had an amazing week of engaged relaxation, beautiful vistas and cultural realizations.
Much to the chagrin of the cast and crew, we’ll be faking Hawaii for the shooting of our film, using our own Southern California as a stand-in.
But there are some photos from my trip that not only make me personally happy when I look at them, but also serve a relevant touchstones as we navigate our film’s pre-production.
They celebrate how wonderfully eclectic Hawaii is– in geography and in ways of life. They inspire me with their palates of color. They remind me to breathe.
Here are three such photos, and I’ll continue to sprinkle them over the coming weeks. So please visit with us again soon!