Director: Caris Rianne

Writer: Caris Rianne

Main Cast: Grace Morrison, Matthew Harvey, Heather McColl, Jayde Manning.

Available to watch below.

Why Are You Sad was the second short film made by Rianne Pictures. It explores the story of Kyla, who returns home from hospital after a failed suicided attempt.

The short follows Kyla as she has interactions with her mother, friends and boyfriend after the event. Whilst narrating these moments through a conversation with her counsellor.

The short recieved praise for Grace Morrison's lead performance, the emotional script and the score by Lauren McGeough.

A crowdfunding campaign raised money for film festival submission fees but unfortunately the short was not selected for any festival. However it did reach some short lists and was chosen to appear in a pilot TV episode about young film makers.