Press

“As a debut, Welcome to Happiness proves to be a pretty remarkable arrival for Oliver Thompson, who quickly stakes his claim as a filmmaker to watch. It’s a feel-good tale that manages to remain mature and, most importantly, honest. It’s the ideal two-hour road trip to happiness.”
WayTooIndie.com
 

“the kind of quirky and mysterious nature that populated the works of Roald Dahl and Lewis Carroll, but refashioned here with 21st century sensibilities. Welcome to Happiness proves to be one of the most cathartic movie experiences of the year.”
Cinapse.co
 

“I’m not holding back. This movie floored me. Floored me. I was blown away. Give the entire cast and crew nods for what they have done with this movie because they created a masterpiece.”
Justin Lyons PulseRadio.fm
 

“A true gem. Never has finding happiness been such fun. It’s a playfully unconventional story with eccentric characters and superb acting to give us a neatly wrapped package full of wonderful surprises.”
– ReelHonestReviews.com
 

“Writer and director Oliver Thompson’s first feature film is a beautifully crafted Charlie Kaufman-esque story filled with rich visuals, committed performances and a balance of whimsical tone and heartfelt realism.”
– TheMovieNetwork.com
 

“A quirky and charming fable from debut writer-director Oliver Thompson. Blending Wes Anderson-esque quirkiness with a light spiritual touch, Welcome to Happiness uses bright visuals, a likable cast and delightful music to weave its tale about the choices we make, the regrets and nostalgia we view them with, and how these choices influence our future.”
– TheCriticalCritics.com
 

“A boldly eccentric and meticulously artful fantasy film full of heart. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a nuanced and creative film adventure jam packed with substance.”
– FilmFad.com
 

“one of the most sparkling indie gems to come around in a while finally has a distribution deal and opens in limited release and on VOD this weekend. That gem is WELCOME TO HAPPINESS and that’s exactly how one feels on watching the film – happy. Delightful from beginning to end
– MovieSharkDeblore.com
 

Oliver Thompson‘s duel role as writer and director suits this indie gem to a T. Stylistically vibrant and charming, WELCOME TO HAPPINESS is something akin to ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND in look and quirk factor, but most assuredly has its very own unique voice.
– ReelNewsDaily.com
 

“one of the most sparkling indie gems to come around in a while”
– Santa Monica Observer
 

“The singularly charming strangeness of the characters and the loving detail of Thompson’s handcrafted world are what make this film worth a viewing.”
– IrishFilmCritic.com
 

“Welcome to Happiness” is a welcome refuge from the violence and gasoline explosions of modern American cinema.
– Archetypeinaction.com
 

“Welcome to Happiness is an entertaining indie that features an interesting story and uplifting payoff that will make you leave the theater smiling”
– FilmPulse.net
 

“Oliver Thompson shows himself to be the guy to watch for future fantasies”
– ShockYa.com
 

“This movie was a lot of fun to watch. It deals with some heavy and difficult issues, but, in the end, it’s refreshing and uplifting. It’s just offbeat enough to be the kind of film that you can enjoy again and again. And, frankly, I look forward to doing that.”
– FanBoyComics.net
 

“Oliver Thompson’s Welcome to Happiness Is the Most Original Indie You’ll See This Year.”
– Cinephiled.com
 

“A surprisingly thought-provoking film… intriguing and endearing. It’s color and music and philosophy and touches of spirituality all coming together in one strange—and strangely beautiful—package.”
– NightsandWeekends.com
 

“Bizarre and enchanting… you’ll certainly find happiness watching this film.”
– PopInsomniacs.com
 

“Memorable, weird, silly, and utterly charming”
– ionOK.com
 

“Welcome to Happiness is a film that simply makes you smile.. one of the most charming tales in a long time.. [and] the final moral is rather profound.”
– CinemaTrek
 

” The gradual revealing of the mystery is what makes the film ultimately so rewarding and enjoyable to watch.”
– TheYoungFolks.com
 

“Welcome to Happiness Feels As Good As Its Title Promises”
– AudiencesEverywhere.net