top of page

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.

Watch all the episodes here.

Official Selection: Hot Docs Canadian International Doc Film Festival 2022

Official Selection: Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+  Film Festial 2022

Official Selection: Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival 2022

Official Selection: Frameline Film Festival 2022

Official Selection: Shorts Not Pants 2022

Official Selection: Lunenberg Doc Fest 2022

Official Selection: T.O. Webfest 2022 |Winner: Best Directing, Webseries

Official Selection: NYC Webfest 2022

Official Selection: Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival

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


bottom of page