Mental Health Carers Tasmania in partnership with Richmond Fellowship Tasmania and Flourish Mental Health Action in Our Hands Inc. are proud to present the Tasmanian premiere of Australian film ‘What if it works?’.
You are invited to join us at the premiere to watch this award nominated film and hear from the Director Romi Trower who will be answering questions from the audience at the end of the film.
What If It Works? is a colourful dramedy about finding the courage to love and be loved, against all odds.
Adrian (Luke Ford), an irrepressibly chirpy tech nerd, suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Grace (Anna Samson), a beautiful street artist, suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder (aka Multiple Personality Disorder). In their own way, each is trapped. As new neighbours, in an edgy, graffitied suburb of Melbourne, they find themselves in therapy with the same psychiatrist and crash into each other one afternoon.
Grace has a promiscuous ‘alter’ who engages in damaging sex and that is the extent of her physical experience. Adrian had a high school girlfriend a decade earlier, whom he never got over, and that is the extent of his physical experience. And as if that’s not enough, Adrian’s ex (Brooke Satchwell) turns up, to really mess things up. As Adrian becomes aware of a threat to Grace lurking in the form of a fellow street artist named ‘Sledgehammer’ (Wade Briggs), Adrian knows he should help Grace. But he struggles to break free of his OCD in order to do it. Will he overcome his biggest fear? Will he sacrifice the object he loves most? What if Adrian forgot his illness for a second because of his love for Grace? It Seems impossible. But What if it works?
Watch the trailer here: