One Of Those Good Lives

Director: Joseph Carney

Director of Photography: Blake Davey


About the project

One of Those Good Lives is an independent short film funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. The satirical & sardonic short is a surreal parable of privilege, telling the story of a young man who is told that his life will be perfect, but everyone else’s lives will be awful…

The film enjoyed a successful premiere at the 2022 edition of Fantasia Film Festival, the largest genre festival in North America and went on to play across North America & the UK.

Awards & Nominations:
- Bronze Audience Choice Award for Best Canadian Short - Fantasia Film Festival 2022
- Cinema Editing Award - Blackbird Film Festival 2023
- Best Short Film - Blood in the Snow Film Festival 2022 (Nomination)
- Best Acting Performance - Blood in the Snow Film Festival 2022 (Nomination)
- Best Supporting Acting Performance - Blood in the Snow Film Festival 2022 (Nomination)

Official Selection

Joseph Carney

Joe's diverse life experiences are the driving spirit behind his independent filmmaking practice. From the moment his father -then nine years old- left his dockside home in working class north England for central Nigeria, Joe's family has never stopped moving. The result of their nomadic existence was a childhood spent observing just how variegated humanity can be: from the paranoia of 9/11 Saudi Arabia, to the strained communion of cultures in Kuala Lumpur, to the gun-addled highways of Texas and the revelry of Canada 150. It is this sincere love for the diverse outlooks and opportunities of the wider world - plus the critique of those systems and individuals whose goal it is to narrow our perspectives - that motivates Joe's storytelling in the medium of film.

One Of Those Good Lives

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