If Only is a short commercial-styled drama. It follows 4 characters as they make life changing decisions to hang onto life and hope for a better future.
"If only I knew". "If only I could've stopped her". "If only she told me." These are some of the words you hear after the devastating loss of a life through suicide. It's not an easy thing to talk about, but it is something that needs to be talked about.
"If Only" is our way to encourage people to start conversations with each other, reach out and seek help. The aim of this film is to make sure that no more lives are lost to suicide. The more people who get to see it, means the more likely it is that the one person who really needs to watch it gets to watch it in time.
So please help us to share this film with your loved ones, because one small click of a button could help start a conversation with your family and friends to make sure no one has to say "if only I could still say "I love you"."
Screen It! Film Festival, QLD - Best Film (Mental Health Film Category)
Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, Lisbon - Semi-Finalist
Carey Carter as Nev
Nigel Huckle as David
Laura McMahon as Elyesse
Peter Spowart as Hamish
Paulene Gibson as Nev's Wife
Letti McFarland as Nev's Daughter
Mark Crowe as David's Dad
Danielle Connolly as David's Mum
Alex Woollatt as Young Hamish
Emily Jackson as Hamish's Wife
Monika Thomas as the Counselor
Akal Demir as the Pastor
Michelle Brett as Adult Nev's Daughter
Elyesse's Friends: Nes Oz, Neelam Choudhary, Matthew Borg
Students: Rose Nguyen, Liam Hudson, Katelyn Morris
Wedding Guests: Shea Connell, Claudine Dearn, Marigold Gilbert, Marjan Maleki, Andrew Peter, Arun Bharatula, Claudia Xantidis, Jarryd Dean
Directors: Taysha McFarland and Tristan Braines
DOP & Colourist: Nicholson Ren
Camera Assist: Vee Shi
Make Up and Hair: Luisa Molina
Sound Design: Xavier Beckitt
Editor: Tristan Braines
Producers: Taysha McFarland and Tristan Braines
Cath and Darryl Snibson and Family
Jorrel and Manami Paleracio
Mei Leng and Peter Haberle
St Paul's Anglican Church
If you or someone you know is suffering from suicidal thoughts, please call your local Lifeline Support immediately. In Australia please contact: 13 11 14
Toprock Productions acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and create. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and the Aboriginal Elders of other communities who may be here today.
ABN: 56 297 218 717
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