Happy Endings

Dennis is a lonely parking booth attendant who, after spending most of his life in solitude, begins to step outside his comfort zone and starts to frequent an erotic massage parlour. There he meets May, an ageing erotic masseuse. The two social outcasts form an unconventional bond but they find that their relationship and future is under immediate threat by May’s evil boss Papa Michael.


About the film

  • Type
    Short Film
  • National Premiere Date
    February 24, 2015, Bíó Paradís
  • International Premiere Date
    August 23, 2014, Montreal World Film Festival
  • Genre
  • Length
    16 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
    Happy Endings
  • International Title
    Happy Endings
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Canada
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
    Canon C300
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP, Blu-ray



  • 2016
    Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver
  • 2016
    Wiz Art - Lviv International Short Film Festival
  • 2016
    NSI - National Screen Institute Online Festival
  • 2016
    Jahorina Film Festival
  • 2015
    Stockfish European Film Festival - Award: Nominated for best Icelandic short film.
  • 2015
    Atlanta Film Festival - Award: Nominated for the Pink Peach award.
  • 2015
    River Film Festival, Padova, Italy
  • 2015
    Canadian Cinema Editors Awards - Award: Nominated for Best Editing in a Student Film
  • 2015
    Northern Wave Film Festival
  • 2015
    Aarhus Independant Pixels Festival
  • 2015
    Hamilton Film Festival
  • 2014
    Montreal World Film Festival - Award: Nominated for best Canadian student film.