• It's Nothing

    Directed by Anna Maguire
    Canada/UK | 16 minutes |

Recent graduate Robin returns to her parents’ house and obsessively starts to dig a hole, encouraged by an impossibly perfect girl; but as she digs, she heads further down a path of self-destruction.

In competition for Best Midnight Short

film synopsis

film details

Director: Anna Maguire
Producers: Jessica Adams, Amanda Lo, Anna Maguire
Screenwriter: Julia Lederer
Cinematographers: Guy Godfree
Editor: Maureen Grant
Music: Ben Fox
Cast: Emily Piggford, Cara Gee, Niamh Wilson
Country: Canada/UK
Language: English
Year: 2019
Running Time: 16 minutes
Primary Company: Traveling
Contact Email: festival@travellingdistribution.com
Website: http://www.annamaguire.co.uk

director biography

Anna is British/Canadian writer, director and actress. Her directorial work has screened at festivals including TIFF, Palm Springs, POFF Black Nights and the BFI London Film Festival where she was nominated for Best Short Film with Your Mother and I in 2016. She has won awards at Rhode Island International Film Festival, The London Short Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival and Underwire Film Festival among others and was long listed for a BAFTA and nominated for Best Short Film at the London Critics’ Circle. As an actress, Anna recently performed in Kim Nguyen’s latest feature THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT alongside Salma Hayek, Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgard. She is currently writing her first feature film.

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