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Get Happy is a coming of age musical extravaganza about a child raised by his mother and grandmother who allowed him to express himself in a most unconventional way. This documentary ... See full summary »

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Get Happy is a coming of age musical extravaganza about a child raised by his mother and grandmother who allowed him to express himself in a most unconventional way. This documentary includes actual footage of Mark Payne as a childhood performer. By age 13 Mark was working with many luminaries including Bob Hope and Milton Berle! Early in his life, Mark designed clothes worn by Madonna and Cher as well as establishing a successful singing career. He has evolved into one of the most sought after makeup artists in Hollywood. More than just a documentary about someone's life this short film is an inspiration to all who have dreams and ambitions. Written by David Dupree

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This short film was originally a birthday tribute put together for Mark Payne's 40th. Encouraged by several industry people in LA it became the short film it is today. It has won Best Audience award at all film festival's it has screened at and Jury award as well in Chicago. See more »

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Very inspiring!! FANTASTIC
21 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't say enough about Get Happy. Just what a doc should be. Something one doesn't know much about and at the end are more interested that you imagined. You can't make up this kind of story! The family is fascinating. Mark's grandmother and mother are hero's! The story has universal appeal. I saw it in Arkansas with a very conservative straight audience and people were riveted. Every parent should see this film and they should show it in schools. I noticed it has won many awards. It should be nominated for an Academy Award it is that good. A great look at the maturing of an artist who had support and understanding from his mom and grandmother. It left you wanting more!!!


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