Writer-director Anna Blandford is a Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2018.
She is currently developing her first feature, CAPITAL. She has been selected for BAFTA CREW X, 2018 and INSPIRE, the 2018 Directors UK mentoring scheme. She is being mentored by film and TV director, Penny Woolcock.
Her latest short film, ON THE SURFACE was backed by the BFI and Creative England. Shot on super 16 in France and London it stars Tara Fitzgerald and explores guilt and disassociation in a middle-class family.
Anna’s previous films include BFI iShort CRUELTY, longlisted for a BAFTA. UNTITLED and TO THE SEA, which both won awards for experimental filmmaking. The later described by Aesthetica as ‘an intricate film that experiments with its use of narrative…resonating long after the film has finished’.
With the sensual, period film, GOBLIN MARKET Anna was selected for Future Encounters, identifying her as one of ‘ten international directors to watch. It exhibited at galleries including the Tate Britain, Pushkin and Garage Centre of Contemporary art in Russia alongside its festival run.
Anna’s early shorts, LOOKING FOR MARILYN was the first straight 8 film to premiere on Channel 4 and screened with Kodak at Cannes. SUPERSONIC won the Critic’s Choice Award in the Telegraph Film Challenge.
Anna has recently studied for an MA in screenwriting and she has a degree in English Literature.
She is represented by Jago Irwin at Independent.