Anna 's most recent film, Take My Heart, which she wrote and directed, received a 2021 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Daytime Fiction Program. The film has screened at Oscar and BAFTA qualifying film festivals and streamed on Youtube where it received rave reviews.
Anna is an American/Irish-Australian Award winning writer-director and actor based in Los Angeles and New York.
Also available to work in the EU/UK and Australia.
She is a proud voting member of the British Academy of Film & Television. Also the recipient of the BAFTA/LA Best Film & Screenplay Award at the Member's Film Festival for her film Chasing Chekhov (writer/actor), shot in Prague and Pasadena.
The film is based on her oft produced play.
Other films penned by Anna, including those she directed, or wrote and starred in, have screened at Academy Qualifying Festivals worldwide, won many accolades and sold to TV. Several were produced by her film Company, VisionFire Films.
Her directorial debut ,TheAerial Girl, a festival favorite, was produced by Motherhorse Productions.
Anna began acting in film, theatre, TV and commercials in Sydney while graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts and Art History. She studied with renowned acting teachers, then went to London where she played leading roles on stage as well as Repertory Theatres throughout the UK.
Anna studied script interpretation with Stella Adler in New York then proceeded to perform in Off-Broadway shows as well as on the Soaps. She added to her TV and film credits after relocating to Los Angeles where she has been writing screenplays, plays and directed award winning shorts. Her latest film, Take My Heart, is enjoying a very successful festival run, screening at Oscar and BAFTA Qualifying Festivals. The film is being developed as a TV series with other LA stories Anna has written to comprise the spec TV pilot, The Other Day, some segments shot in english and Spanish.
A pandemic short Anna wrote, directed and acted in,
Love in the Time of Isolation, won Best Experimental Film at the White Nights Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia.
It will be screening at Queens World Film Festival on June 25th!
Memberships: The British Academy of Film & TV Arts;
SAG-AFTRA; AEA; British Actors Equity; The Dramatists Guild of America; Alliance of Women Directors, Women in Media and the TheaterMakers Studio, NY.
Honored and excited to announce that MY latest film as writer/director,
Take My Heart, received an Emmy Nomination in the Outstanding Daytime Fiction Program!
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My latest film as writer-director