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Letter for Hope

Short Film (Full Length) – 2013

Short film Letter for Hope is about a chance encounter of the best kind, at a point when there isn't much hope around. April Phillips (who also wrote the script) plays Jane, who must face the revelation that her pregnancy will be terminal. While trying to process the news, she encounters an old man (veteran actor Don Langridge) whose kindness and humanity help in surprising ways. The self-funded short competed at multiple film festivals in the United States, and won an Honourable Mention at the 2014 Sarasota Film Festival.

The characters are everyday people ... but the old man does something exceptional that sets him apart from us. Something selfless and generous and caring that is life-changing.
– Writer April Phillips

Key Cast & Crew

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Don Langridge

As: Don

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Nick Swinglehurst


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Paul Maxwell


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April Phillips

Writer, Co-Producer, As: Jane

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Raquel Roderick

Director, Co-Producer, As: Nurse Aroha

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Leah Jenkins

As: Hope

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Produced by


Closing credits song 'Wolves and Moons' written and performed by Holly Arrowsmith

'Freedom Within' performed by Sunbird7, written by Rohan Callander and Geoff Duncan