‘Mr. Happy’, A Startling Short Film About a Man Who Tries to Stop the Contracted Suicide He Put Out on Himself

Mr. Happy” is a startling short film from director Colin Tilley that focuses on a depressed young man played by Chance the Rapper who doesn’t want to live his life anymore, but cannot take it himself. The young man becomes so desperate to commit suicide that he pays an outside service called Mr. Happy to kill him on February 14th with the only caveat being that once he agrees to the non-refundable, non-cancelable service, it can’t be stopped—even if he doesn’t want it anymore.

This video contains graphic depictions of suicide that may not be appropriate for everyone. Almost everyone has found themselves depressed at a point or two. Maybe in the midst of the depression you thought about doing something drastic—something life-changing—something that might make you happy. That could be nice, but it’s scary to actually take the leap and do it. Well, what if there was a service that took care of all the hard stuff for you? …Director Colin Tilley asks some serious questions in this short film, questions even he’s not able to answer. Life, love, happiness, sadness, and death are all connected, and the question Mr. Happy asks is “Is it worth it?”

via Vice

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