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A  jarring  and  evocative  depiction  of  a  woman's raw  struggle  with  anxiety  and  panic  disorder

 
 
 
 
 
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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.  

 
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FESTIVAL RUN:

  • 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?