Platform Trust - It Matters campaign - Dinner scene

This is the second of two short films created by Film for Change Aotearoa as part of the it matters! campaign ( The campaign is an initiative of Platform Trust that aims to highlight the ‘elephant in the room’ - the need to improve the support available to people experiencing mental health and addictions issues in New Zealand. This second film, starring Sia Trokenheim, shows just how hard we have to work to ignore a problem. Both films aim to encourage a groundswell of public support for this issue to prompt political action. The films were made possible by funds donated from Platform members and generous donations of time from actors and film crews working with Film for Change Aotearoa, Tigerstew Productions and Changing Minds. Platform gratefully acknowledges these contributions.


Lucy Allan (Director, Screenwriter)
Tasman Roy (Producer)
Helen Anderson (Story Idea)
Hans Weston (Director of Photography)
Gabriel Herrera (Editor)
Isabella Grigg-Eyley (Lighting Technician, Camera Assistant)
Elizabeth Medina (Sound Recorder, Production Assistant)
Ella Steele (Production Assistant)
Anna Wallace (Behind the Scenes)
Catriona McLagan (Executive Producer)
Tamas Molnar (Executive Producer)
Music -
Auckland unit
Taimi Allan (Director, Key Grip)
Neesha Brenner (Camera)
Kieran Morehead (Best boy)
Maza White (Makeup)
Sia Trokenheim
Paul Craze - Dad
Stephanie Garvey - Mum
Peyton Morete - Daughter
Tulima Nonu - Son
Jacob Allan - 'Ellie' the elephant
Special thanks
Tigerstew Productions
Changing Minds