Birthday Adjustment Disorder is an independent Australian feature film about adjustment and anxiety. Birthday anxiety, status anxiety, life anxiety. Filmed as a fly-on-the-wall in Bondi, Australia, this fast-paced dramady holds a mirror to one of the most important issues of our time: mental health. Seven thirty-somethings gather to toast a birthday. Among them are a psychologist, psychiatrist, neuroscientist, lawyer, artist, army veteran and a carpenter. All ostensibly happy, cracks in friendships and wine bottles soon appear, revealing an underlying current of deep existential angst. When it’s discovered the date is perilously close to the anniversary of the death of a beloved cousin, the night descends into an exploration of shadow and loss which threatens to destroy friendships and lives forever.
«BIRTHDAY ADJUSTMENT DISORDER» – Jed Malone, Australia, 2018, 93′