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Anna Jones

Director

Anna Jones is a writer/director. Her web series, My America (co-written with Jamel Davall) was described by Thought Catalogue as “the series everyone should watch before the election” and was an official selection at the LA Film Festival and SeriesFest, Colorado. She recently directed Death over Dinner for Topic/First Look Productions.

Anna has also directed numerous shorts, including The Mechanicals of Hemp (with Harry Enfield and Charity Wakefield); The Great Unknown (with Olympia Dukakis & Desirée Matthews); the Now What? trilogy for Brooklyn Seoul Productions (that played at over a dozen festivals worldwide) and the award-winning No Strings for Steam Media & Middle G Productions based on a poem by actress Emily Bevan (BBC/HBO’s The Casual Vacancy), seen in the official selection at the London Short Film Festival among others in the UK and US. Anna was a BAFTA LA Newcomer from 2016-2018. She is now based back in London and has several writing projects in development.

Before turning to writing/directing for the screen, Anna worked in the theatre in the UK and US for over a decade. Anna was born in London and studied at Cambridge University and the Yale School of Drama.

Credits

ONLINE / DIGITAL
Production (role):
DEATH OVER DINNER
Company:
Topic/First Look Productions
Production (role):
DETOX
Company:
Howard & Lippitt
Production (role):
MY AMERICA
Company:
NYLon Filmworks/Picrow
Project details:
Lead Director/Co-writer/Executive Producer

Official selection includes: LA Film Festival, Hollyshorts, New Haven International Film Festival; Best Web Series: 15 Minutes of Fame, Unrestricted View Film Festival; SeriesFest

Starring Carmen Argenziano, Jamel Davall, Peter Macon and Elizabeth Sung

SHORT FILMS
Production (role):
THE MECHANICALS OF HEMP
Company:
Riley Productions
Project details:
Featuring Harry Enfield, Aaron Heffernan & Charity Wakefield
Production (role):
THE GREAT UNKNOWN
Company:
Matthews/Dream City
Project details:
Featuring Olympia Dukakis & Desiree Matthews

Official selection includes: HollyShorts; Oxford Film Festival, Mississippi; Women's Film Festival, Vermont; Sonoma International Film Festival; Montclair Film Festival; Bentonville Film Festival
Production (role):
NOW WHAT? Trilogy
Company:
Brooklyn Seoul Productions
Project details:
Director/Co-producer

Official selection includes: Downtown Urban Arts Festival, Canadian Diversity Film Festival, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival, Shorts TV
Production (role):
NO STRINGS
Company:
Middle G Productions/Steam Media
Project details:
Co-writer/Director

Featuring Emily Bevan & Tom Rhys-Harries

Official selection includes: London Short Film Festival, Highland Park Film Festival (Best Score)
THEATRE
Production (role):
THE HACKNEY VOLPONE
Company:
The Rose Lipman Building
Project details:
Adaptation of a Ben Jonson play by Jamel Davall & Anna Jones

Starring Babou Ceesay & Amara Karan
Production (role):
THE BROOKLYN BUMPKIN
Company:
Touring
Project details:
Co-writer with Jamel Davall

Starring Jamel Davall and percussionist Stephen Hiscock
Production (role):
AT THE WORLD'S EDGE
Company:
London Sinfonietta
Project details:
Librettist
Production (role):
STRIVERS
Company:
Young Vic
Project details:
Written by Stella Feehily

Starring Philip Cumbus & Victoria Gee
Production (role):
TALLY HO!
Company:
Roundhouse
Project details:
Written by Stephanie Fleischmann

Starring Chipo Chung and Tamzin Griffin
Production (role):
MANUSCRIPTS DON'T BURN
Company:
Figment Festival, NYC
Project details:
Written by Robert Cohn & Colin Mannex

Adaptation of Bulgakov
Production (role):
PLUCKER
Company:
Southwark Playhouse
Project details:
Written by Alena Smith

Starring Jamel Davall and Emily Bevan
Production (role):
THE SHOT
Company:
Bone Orchard at The Old Can Factory & Theaterlab, New York
Project details:
Co-writer with Cathy Caplan/devised by company
Production (role):
TIMES 365:24:7
Company:
Bone Orchard at The Brick Theater, New York
Project details:
Writer/devised by company and consulting journalist David Giambusso (New York Times)

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): DEATH OVER DINNER
    Company: Topic/First Look Productions
    Project details:
  • Production (role): DETOX
    Company: Howard & Lippitt
    Project details:
  • Production (role): MY AMERICA
    Company: NYLon Filmworks/Picrow
    Project details: Lead Director/Co-writer/Executive Producer

    Official selection includes: LA Film Festival, Hollyshorts, New Haven International Film Festival; Best Web Series: 15 Minutes of Fame, Unrestricted View Film Festival; SeriesFest

    Starring Carmen Argenziano, Jamel Davall, Peter Macon and Elizabeth Sung

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE MECHANICALS OF HEMP
    Company: Riley Productions
    Project details: Featuring Harry Enfield, Aaron Heffernan & Charity Wakefield
  • Production (role): THE GREAT UNKNOWN
    Company: Matthews/Dream City
    Project details: Featuring Olympia Dukakis & Desiree Matthews

    Official selection includes: HollyShorts; Oxford Film Festival, Mississippi; Women's Film Festival, Vermont; Sonoma International Film Festival; Montclair Film Festival; Bentonville Film Festival
  • Production (role): NOW WHAT? Trilogy
    Company: Brooklyn Seoul Productions
    Project details: Director/Co-producer

    Official selection includes: Downtown Urban Arts Festival, Canadian Diversity Film Festival, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival, Shorts TV
  • Production (role): NO STRINGS
    Company: Middle G Productions/Steam Media
    Project details: Co-writer/Director

    Featuring Emily Bevan & Tom Rhys-Harries

    Official selection includes: London Short Film Festival, Highland Park Film Festival (Best Score)
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE HACKNEY VOLPONE
    Company: The Rose Lipman Building
    Project details: Adaptation of a Ben Jonson play by Jamel Davall & Anna Jones

    Starring Babou Ceesay & Amara Karan
  • Production (role): THE BROOKLYN BUMPKIN
    Company: Touring
    Project details: Co-writer with Jamel Davall

    Starring Jamel Davall and percussionist Stephen Hiscock
  • Production (role): AT THE WORLD'S EDGE
    Company: London Sinfonietta
    Project details: Librettist
  • Production (role): STRIVERS
    Company: Young Vic
    Project details: Written by Stella Feehily

    Starring Philip Cumbus & Victoria Gee
  • Production (role): TALLY HO!
    Company: Roundhouse
    Project details: Written by Stephanie Fleischmann

    Starring Chipo Chung and Tamzin Griffin
  • Production (role): MANUSCRIPTS DON'T BURN
    Company: Figment Festival, NYC
    Project details: Written by Robert Cohn & Colin Mannex

    Adaptation of Bulgakov
  • Production (role): PLUCKER
    Company: Southwark Playhouse
    Project details: Written by Alena Smith

    Starring Jamel Davall and Emily Bevan
  • Production (role): THE SHOT
    Company: Bone Orchard at The Old Can Factory & Theaterlab, New York
    Project details: Co-writer with Cathy Caplan/devised by company
  • Production (role): TIMES 365:24:7
    Company: Bone Orchard at The Brick Theater, New York
    Project details: Writer/devised by company and consulting journalist David Giambusso (New York Times)