Bad at This

In a culture that constantly rewards perfection and productivity, the docuseries Bad at This reveals whimsically poignant stories about young people who suck at their hobbies and love them anyway. Failure is wrapped up in so much baggage - anxiety, stress, intimidation, and social pressure. In these six short documentaries, Bad at This profiles diverse individuals who speak candidly about what they suck at, and why they enjoy working at it. These characters delve into their emotions and motivations; with an emphasis on how sucking at an activity is contributing to their overall mental health, and changing their perspective on their identity. They talk about the satisfaction they feel completing a task without worrying about doing it right, and the space they create for self-discovery, self-acceptance, and joy.

Latest Screenings

Small Congratulations @ InsideOut June 4th, 2022

Bad at This @ Hot Docs May 3rd and 7th, 2022

Small Congratulations @ Outfest Fusion  April 10th, 2022

Director: Jessie Posthumus
Writer/Producer: Sonya Suraci
Executive Producer: Evan Jones
Cinematographer: Benjamin Wong
Editors: Katherine Kwan, Brendan Mills
Sound Recordist: Amanda Wong, Jesse Whitty