Award of Merit – “Are You Okay” (Australia)

Title: Are You Okay
Runtime: 15 min
Country: Australia
Director: David Raynor
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: September 30, 2018

Synopsis: Grace is struggling with the grief of her grandmother’s suicide. Her grandmother was special, her idol, her best friend. Now Grace carries the anger and questions of why? As a teen Grace turns to her teenage friends. Finn understands her struggle as he battles his own grief and loss around his brother’s tragic death. Grace wants her friends to understand that it will take time, but how does she truly get back into life when even her mother Kylie has hardly been out of the house since her mother’s death. Her struggle does not make the grief journey any easier for Grace.