We Will Be Brave

We Will Be Brave follows the journey of Toronto’s “Good Guise” collective, who are committed to sparking conversations around healthy masculinity through art. From photography and beatboxing to poetry and martial arts, the artists in the collective share their unique lived experiences and welcome others to join in their mission of finding radical alternatives to shame and punishment. As each of them grapples with upheavals in their personal lives, their resolve is further tested by a dire lack of resources and the burden of racialized discrimination. The film is a story about personal evolution, healing and an unlikely brotherhood forged in vulnerability.

“…We Will Be Brave Changes the Conversation About Healthy Masculinity”, Rachel Ho, POV

Awards and Nominations

Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival, 2023 – Audience Choice Feature Film, Nominee
Calgary International Film Festival, 2023 – Official Selection


Chrisann Hessing



Film Details

2023, 78 min