Try Once More

Kyle Williams is a young man struggling to come to terms with the loss of his brother Caleb and the woman he's in love with. Kyle blames himself for their deaths, full of regret and remorse he tries to kill himself, but his brother Caleb has other plans for him.

  • Ari Haines
  • Sophie Reed
  • Sophie Reed
  • Tom Bailey
    Key Cast
    "Kyle Williams"
  • Johnny Tulley
    Key Cast
    "Caleb Williams"
  • Holly Maguire
    Key Cast
    "Olivia Johnson"
  • Zach Gerard
    Key Cast
    "Jack Williams"
    Now You See Me, Poena is Koning, Hester & Ester Bester
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Dark-comedy
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 10, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    160 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Ari Haines

Ari Haines was born in Anchorage Alaska but moved to San Antonio Texas when she was eight years old. She attends St Marys University in London England and will graduate with a Batchelor's degree in Media Arts and Creative and Professional Writing in July 2020.

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Director Statement

Coming to terms with the loss of a loved one is not easy. I myself have gone through it multiple times and it never gets easier just because you have gone through it before. The phrase "time heals all" is not true. It's not time that heals, it's coming to terms with the reality that's in front of you and facing it head-on. It's telling your circumstances that you're not done with life and that you're not giving up. Our main protagonist Kyle, however, does not allow himself to process his feelings and can only think about one thing, ending his life. Kyle's emotions of grief and anger mixed with blaming himself were the perfect concoction that was needed to give the film some dark humor in order to help alleviate Kyle's feelings. By setting up contrasting moments I wanted the audience to know that you can have humor with pain and that sometimes irony is just the pill you needed to swallow to appreciate what you have. Visually speaking, I wanted the cinematography crisp and sharp to set the tone of Kyle's reality, but I also wanted tones of oranges and blues to communicate to the audience what was happening in the past compared to the present tense, as well as use those colors to express Kyle's feelings and how he processes it.