A resentful stalker is forced to conceal his sinister intentions when his target invites him out for a drink.
Noah is an obsessive and resentful stalker who has formed an obsession with Anna, a woman who he believes wronged him in the past. His obsession begins when he notices Anna after recently moving back to his hometown. He is alone and isolated in this small town and begins to track her every move, hoping to enact revenge, delusionally convinced Anna is the reason for the dissatisfaction he feels in his life. When Noah becomes arrogant and clumsy in his stalking, Anna spots his familiar face and proposes the two of them catch up over a drink to celebrate his return to their childhood town. Noah's plans are thwarted during the ensuing 'date' as he struggles to differentiate between what he knew about Anna in the past and what he has learnt as a result of his months of stalking. He doesn't want to give himself away, but he can't bring himself to walk away from his obsession.
What will your money do?
When budgeting our film, we were keen to keep the costs as low as possible and draw on our personal connections. We've been successful in this for certain elements of the film such as crew and location, however, we believe it's important to look after the people that are volunteering their free time to help us create 'Anna'. Therefore a significant amount of our costs are being put towards crew travelling and catering expenses. A large expense will also be the required hiring of a van to transport our equipment around the city to our various shooting locations.
The team behind 'Anna' also believes that it's important to pay actors a fair and reasonable wage. We have been delighted with the amount of people who have reached out from our casting call, and we want to ensure that they are properly compensated for their time and energy throughout the production.
Hi, I’m Tom, an aspiring filmmaker based in Edinburgh with key interests in Writing, Directing and Sound Design. My desire to make a thriller short film arose from the genre's ability to captivate an audience in a matter of minutes; having them hooked from the offset and eager to see how the story unfolds. With ‘ANNA’ we are striving to achieve this level of concise and gripping storytelling that the genre is known for. The team and I are promising a 10 minute nail-biter with twists and turns sure to have your heart racing and your palms sweating. Unfortunately, I can’t give too much else away so you’ll just have to watch and see for yourself, so keep an eye on this page!
Hey I’m Findlay, a cinematographer/photographer based in Edinburgh, currently pursuing my studies in film at Edinburgh Napier University. My focus is on Cinematography, and my work is heavily influenced by films such as ‘Sound of Metal,’ ‘Requiem For A Dream,’ and ‘Koyaanisqatsi.’ I find joy in working on documentaries, particularly those with an observatory style. Lately, I've been increasingly involved in fiction film projects, especially those that explore themes of anxiety, confrontation, and surrealism.
My interest in the film 'Anna' stemmed from my personal enjoyment of such thriller films in my free time. When the opportunity to work in this specific genre arose, I was eager to be involved. Creating an unsettling and tense atmosphere through visuals is something that appeals to me, and I aspire to captivate the audience in a way that certain thrillers have done for me.
Hi, I’m Cal and I’m a filmmaker at Edinburgh Napier University. I really enjoy editing and cinematography and I’m lucky to have the chance to explore both. Character driven narratives have always been an interest of mine as I get the chance to bring names on a script to life, immersing the audience into their world and emotions.
I have the pleasure of being able to edit our thriller short film “ANNA”! A suspense fuelled tense short that allows for lots of creative and interesting editing choices and styles. I’m really excited to explore the twisting atmosphere and dark tones in editing this project and hope to draw the audience to the edges of their seats as the story unfolds.
This project means a lot to the people involved and we are grateful for any donation of any amount. This will be the last film we make in our studies at Edinburgh Napier, and we hope it achieves everything we hope it will. If you have any questions about the production or film in general, please feel free to get in contact through our social media.
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