"Romantic, heartfelt, and endearing; you’d be crazy to miss it."
— Amelia Masters, Cinequest
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What If It Works?
Writer / Director: Romi Trower
Producers: Tristram Miall
Genre: Dramatic Comedy
Stars: Anna Samson, Luke Ford, Wade Briggs, Brooke Satchwell. Kaarin Fairfax
"Every now and then an Australian film comes along that gives me such a buzz, that I just want to run into the middle of a busy street and scream to everyone that they must see it. What If It Works? is one of those films. ★★★★ A Must See" — Matthew Eeles, Cinema Australia
Romi Trower’s 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, has OCD.
Grace (Anna Samson), a beautiful street artist, has Multiple Personality Disorder.
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. As Adrian becomes aware of a threat to Grace lurking in the form of a fellow street artist '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? It's a love story that seems impossible.
But what if it works?
Winner: BEST AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT FILM - 2017 Gold Coast Film Festival
Winner: BEST DEBUT FEATURE FILM - 2017 Female Eye Film Festival (Canada)
Nominee: NEW VISIONS AWARD - 2017 Cinequest Film & VR Festival (USA)
Nominee: BEST FOREIGN FILM - 2017 Female Eye Film Festival (Canada)
Nominee: BEST OF SHOW - 2017 Female Eye Film Festival (Canada)
Nominee: BEST FILM BUDGET 500K TO 2M - Ozflix Independent Film Awards
Nominee: BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Ozflix Independent Film Awards
Nominee: BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE - Anna Samson - Ozflix I'dent Film Awards
Nominee: BEST MALE PERFORMANCE - Luke Ford - Ozflix I'dent Film Awards
2017 Cinequest Film & VR Film Festival (USA)
2017 Gold Coast Film Festival (AUS)
2017 Female Eye Film Festival (CAN)
2017 CinefestOZ (AUS)
2017 Vison Splendid Film Festival (AUS)
2017 Heartland Film Festival (USA)
2017 St Louis International Film Festival (USA)
2018 Port Townsend Women & Film Festival (USA)