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Anna Jones

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Anna Jones is a writer/director. In film, Anna has directed two digital series (including Detox and My America, which she co-created with actor/writer Jamel Davall – 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) and is directing the upcoming Death over Dinner for Topic.

Anna has also directed numerous shorts, including The Mechanicals of Hemp (with Harry Enfield and Charity Wakefield) for Riley Productions; The Great Unknown (with Olympia Dukakis & Desirée Matthews) for Inanna Films & Dream City; the Now What? trilogy for Brooklyn Seoul Productions (that has 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 (HBO/BBC’s The Casual Vacancy), seen in the official selection at the London Short Film Festival among others in the UK and US. She was a BAFTA LA Newcomer from 2016-2018.

In theatre, Anna co-runs NYLon Projects, focusing on bold, diverse storytelling (including Apple’s Dickinson creator Alena Smith’s melancholy farce Plucker at Southwark Playhouse & Ben Jonson’s excoriating C17th comedy about greed Volpone at The Rose Lipman Building with Jamel Davall & Amara Karan (HBO’s The Night Of). Anna previously founded and ran Bone Orchard, an acclaimed New York theatre collective (five original productions, including TIMES 365:24:7, “a teeming mosaic”, New York Times).

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
Project details:
Upcoming project
Production (role):
DETOX
Company:
Howard & Lippitt
Project details:
In post-production
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:
In pre-production

Starring Olympia Dukakis & Desiree Matthews
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
    Project details: Upcoming project
  • Production (role): DETOX
    Company: Howard & Lippitt
    Project details: In post-production
  • 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: In pre-production

    Starring Olympia Dukakis & Desiree Matthews
  • 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)
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