A jarring and evocative depiction of a woman's raw struggle with anxiety and panic disorder
Sage’s world is riffled with a turbulent anxiety disorder that impedes all elements of her life. We follow her journey of isolation and disconsolate existence. She's well practised at suppressing all signs of the illness but on a trip away with friends, her best friend becomes the catalyst for change.
Melbourne International Film Festival (Melbourne, Australia 2017)
New Zealand International Film Festival (New Zealand 2017)
Marina Del Rey Film Festival (Los Angeles, USA 2017)
Festival Des Antipodes (St Tropez, France 2017)
Heart of Gold Film Festival (Queensland, Australia 2017)
Along with attending MIFF for Have you tried, maybe, not worrying?, Rachel was also selected to take part in the 2017 Accelerator Lab in Melbourne. Accelerator Lab runs alongside MIFF as a four-day intensive of workshops, screenings, seminars and networking events with key distributors/financiers for short film directors who are transitioning into feature filmmaking.
Earlier in 2017 Rachel was also a recipient of the New Zealand Film Commission’s Talent Development Grant. This $10k screenwriting grant enabled her spend 3 months in New York attending the New York Film Academy developing her first feature screenplay, Exhale. Exhale is an expansion on her short, Have you tried, maybe, not worrying?