Double Happiness Uranium: You can’t escape the perfect weapon, even if you invented it.

Tom Young (Producer), Matt Hawkins, Cole Larsen (Director), Helen Carter (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formFilm, Digital Media or Visual Output


In the not too distant future energy giant Double Happiness Uranium is the backbone of the Independent Republic of South Australia, the world’s richest uranium exporter. Brilliant and ambitious physicist Reuben Henschke (Nicholas Hope, Bad Boy Bubby) is head of Double Happiness Uranium’s ‘Peace Division’, a secret organisation developing the world’s ultimate weapon – a smart bomb capable of destroying an army and leaving the environment intact. In the final testing of the bomb, his wife, Samira, is killed and Reuben has a breakdown that wipes all memory of his involvement in the weapons program. The company enlists Yuri Savchenko, (Stephen Sheehan) a highly controversial Russian psychotherapist, to re-program Reuben so he can complete the bomb. As Reuben regains his memory, he starts to have other plans.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherFlinders University
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2014

Bibliographical note

This production was taken on by Flinders University as a prototype feature film research project to enable three Creative Practice PhDs (Cole, Matt & Tom) to be delivered from the production of one feature film. The opportunity to make Double Happiness Uranium (2013) inside a tertiary institution was unique and directly connected to our desire to research the production processes of feature filmmaking.


  • low budget
  • science fiction
  • feature film

NTRO Type of Output

  • Major


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