Rhode Island here we (bandits) come!!

July 10th, 2015 by

Very happy/thankful/proud/pleased that my three lovely bandit-ladies get the chance to embrace their North American roots this August at The Rhode Island International Film Festival!

How (not) to rob a train at Rhode Island International Film Festival

Trigonometry at The Tate Modern

July 7th, 2015 by

Very thrilled that Claire Pepper‘s and my film that we made last year along with Studio Lune and Emma Slade – ‘Trigonometry’ will be screening at The Turbine Hall Festival at The Tate Modern on July the 25th.

We wish we could be there but both Claire and I will be out of the city. If you’re there and you can take a picture for us, we’d be much obliged!!

Trigonometry by Anna Maguire and Claire Pepper at The Tate Modern

Lola Who

June 27th, 2015 by

Here is a blog I have been contributing to – Lola Who. So far I have written about a Vintage Guru and an amazing band called The Sandwitches.

No/Gloss Film Festival

June 25th, 2015 by

I am very pleased to announce that ‘She would move the tree rather more to the middle’ will be playing at the No/Gloss Film Festival in Leeds in October. You can have a little look at the trailer for the film on their website. No/Gloss Film Festival is a UK based DIY film festival showcasing local and international indie film-makers, lo-fi films, films produced on low budgets, student film-making and other unconventional, underground or quirky methods of filming and video production, so I’m pretty happy to be included with this slightly off centre little movie.

She would move the tree - Anna Maguire - Festival Delle Lettere


June 23rd, 2015 by

Something I made at the start of the CFC last year…..


Pickles from Anna Maguire on Vimeo.

WILDSound Film Festival

June 15th, 2015 by

How (not) to rob a train will be playing in Toronto at The WILDsound Film Festival at the Carlton Cinema on Thursday June 25th. Come check us out if you’re about!

NSI online film festival

June 2nd, 2015 by

Hello there,

So THE KING AND QUEEN OF HALLOWEEN is up on the interweb to be viewed by all on the NSI Canada website courtesy of their short film festival. Take a look and get ready (very prematurely) for the autumn!

The King and Queen of Halloween

Reel Comfort – TIFF

May 27th, 2015 by

A little article about TIFF’s Reel Comfort Programme, which provides screenings and workshops for Canadians living with mental illness. It’s something I’ve been getting involved with and it has been such a wonderful experience, I would encourage any filmmakers in the Toronto area to get involved.

Land of Kings

April 29th, 2015 by

We’re looking forward to screening ‘The King and Queen of Halloween’ at Land of Kings London Short Film Festival Midnight Shorts on The Sunday May 3rd Bank Holiday –

Staging a late-night takeover at Dalston’s iconic Rio Cinema, the London Short Film Festival will be revisiting the seedy world of fleapit late-shows for Land Of Kings. Drawing from the 2015 instalment of the Film Festival, there will be a genre-spanning selection on offer, taking in horror, comedy, action, trash, and a fair old slice of the utterly surreal.

We hope you can make it! We love The Rio…

The King and Queen of Halloween

Director’s Reel

March 25th, 2015 by

Hello there. Here is a little director’s reel I have been working on for the last few weeks. It’s colourful and short and the music is made by Dogtanion. Thank you to everybody who made making this reel possible, which is everyone I have ever made a film with, which is a lot of people. You know who you are.

Anna Maguire Directing Demo Reel from Anna Maguire on Vimeo.

Canadian Film Centre Ends

March 9th, 2015 by

And last but not least (by any means) last week I finished my 7 month programme at the Actors’ Conservatory at the Canadian Film Centre. It’s been a wonderful experience, and would not have been possible without the support of the Brian Linehan Foundation and all of the mentors and guests who made it such a worthwhile time.

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Kat, CFC Anna Maguire

Kat, CFC Anna Maguire

Kat, CFC Anna Maguire

Kat, CFC Anna Maguire

Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival

March 9th, 2015 by

We were very pleased, here at King and Queen of Halloween HQ to screen at RadCon 6C – TCIF3 on February 14th for Friday Horror Fright Night (aka Valentine’s day), at the precise time of 7:32pm. Thanks guys!

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He Took His Skin Off For Me

March 9th, 2015 by

It’s been a busy couple of months, starting off with the online release of ‘He Took His Skin Off For Me’, a short film I was in directed by Ben Aston and written by Maria Hummer. It was a pleasure to work with these wonderful folk and I think it’s a pretty special piece of work.

He Took His Skin Off For Me from Ben Aston on Vimeo.

London Short Film Festival Nominations

January 4th, 2015 by

Proud and happy to say that ‘The King and Queen of Halloween’ has been nominated for Best Sci-fi/Horror Short and Best Woman Director at The London Short Film Festival this year. See it on Thursday the 15th of January at 6:45pm at The Hackney Picturehouse Cinema.

Thank you LSFF!

The King and Queen of Halloween

PETRIe66 Inventory

November 25th, 2014 by

the new PETRIe66 Inventory is out. It’s only a really interesting and attractive magazine, and this time around it is looking at the theme of Rejection. You can buy it here –


Here are the tear sheets from the article I photographed (words by Sorana Serban) about Megan Piper’s brainchild The Line, a sculpture walk running through Newham in East London, and the artists and facilitators who promote art work to happen in parts of London that are less affluent. Photographed at Cody Dock.

PETRIe66 Anna Maguire Photography

PETRIe66 Anna Maguire Photography

PETRIe66 Anna Maguire Photography

PETRIe66 Anna Maguire Photography


London Short Film Festival 2015

November 5th, 2014 by

I am wonderfully excited to be screening four films at the 2015 London Short Film Festival. I screened my first film ‘Don’t forget your mittens’ there earlier this year, and it has opened up so many opportunities and allowed me to make lots of new friends and meet new collaborators. So it is beyond my wildest dreams that all the film work I have produced this year will be screening this coming January. Screening times and programmes to come, but for now TRIGONOMETRY made with Claire Pepper, HOW (NOT) TO ROB A TRAIN, THE KING AND QUEEN OF HALLOWEEN made with Stuart Spears and SHE WOULD MOVE THE TREE RATHER MORE TO THE MIDDLE will be gracing screens somewhere in London in early January. Thank you LSFF, Philip, Jo and I can’t wait till the next one now!!
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Interfilm Berlin

November 4th, 2014 by

‘How (not) to rob a train’ will be trundling its way to Berlin in November (more precisely November 14th at 11pm) to play at the 30th Interfilm Berlin Film Festival in the Eject programme. Please book and head on down if you’re in Berlin – it looks to be a night of wacky and weird films – Unicorns, men withs mouths for faces and cardboard explosives (that’s us).

Best Short Film Rhode Island Film Festival

November 4th, 2014 by

We here at ‘The King and Queen of Halloween’ headquarters (yes, it is a real place) are really happy and astounded to announce that our little film won best short film at Flickers: Rhode Island International Horror Festival! It’s our first award and we wear the proverbial badge with pride.

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Abertoir Film Festival

October 13th, 2014 by

And another exciting update for ‘The King and Queen of Halloween’! We are screening at the Abertoir Film Festival in Wales in November. One of eleven films, we are very honoured.

Abertoir Festival The King and Queen of Halloween

Underwire Film Festival 2014

October 10th, 2014 by

I am thrilled to say that ‘The King and Queen of Halloween’ will be screening at the Underwire Film Festival Festival in the Quarterbacks programme on November 15th where I have been nominated as best director under the age of 25. http://www.underwirefestival.com/event/quarterbacks-2/ I’m so excited to be part of this inspiring Film Festival, and nominated for an award amongst people I really respect. Also, He Took His Skin Off For Me, which I act in, is screening in the Ring Masters programme, where our lovely producer, Fiona Lamptey has been nominated as best producer http://www.underwirefestival.com/event/ring-masters-2/ Wish I were in London for this one, BIG TIME!

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