About the film that we are making

365 Grateful is a film about uncovering what happens when ordinary people unlock the remarkable powers of gratitude.

This documentary was born out of a project created by Hailey - the '365 Grateful Project'. In early 2008, in an effort to fight depression, Hailey started a year long photographic project which involved taking one Polaroid photo a day of something she felt grateful for. Initially this was a chore but eventually it became a delight.

The discipline of having to look for the good things that happened every day changed her life in so many ways. Hailey found not only her marriage, spiritual life and health improved, but this project accidentally, wondrously spread and affected the lives of many others.

While doing her project Hailey posted it on Flickr. Gradually others began to do their own versions and over time 365 Grateful went viral. The 365 Grateful Project has been featured in newspaper articles and magazines, radio and blogs around the world. Many of those touched by doing their own version of the 365 Grateful Project have written to Hailey about the impact it has had on their lives.

‘365 Grateful’ will cover Hailey’s inspiring personal journey and we meet extraordinary people whose lives have been impacted by gratitude. One of these is Amy Gill. Amy wrote to Hailey after reading an article about 365 Grateful in Notebook magazine. Hailey was incredibly inspired by her amazing story of gratefulness in the face of devastating loss and knew that it was one she needed to tell. 

We are very proud to share this with you here.