Best Time

September 1st, 2018 by

This July I had the luck to direct In The City’s music video to their single Best Time. It is a poignant (but very fun and catchy!) song about the moments of joy and love that we have that all too quickly are gone – but ultimately how lucky we were to have them in the first place. I hope you enjoy!


BAFTA Crew 2018

June 25th, 2018 by

Happy to say that I’ve been selected to take part in this year’s BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew. Looking forward to seeing old faces and meeting and working with new ones!

Constellations is Travelling!

May 2nd, 2018 by

Very happy to say that ‘Constellations’ is being Distributed by Travelling – les films qui voyagent. You can read more about the film here on their webiste. We’re excited to share it with the world very soon!

Unbox Goa

April 10th, 2018 by

It’s been a little while since I’ve updated this part of my website – partly because I’ve been quite busy doing things over the last months! I started the year in Aldona Village in Goa thanks to The British Council, The London Short Film Festival and Quicksand Design Studio where I took part in a lab or mini festival called Unbox. You can read about my experience on the British Council Website as well as a few of my thoughts from before I went, here. Thank you so much to everyone who made it possible for me to take part – it truly was the best way I could have started the year and a great reminder to explore, experiment and not always know the outcome before you begin a project.

Your Mother and I is (are) out in the world!

November 27th, 2017 by

So we finally bit the bullet and released Your Mother and I online for everybody to watch. Thanks to Short of the Week for featuring us and helping us get many eyes on our film that we are so proud of. Thanks to everyone who helped make the film. It was a labour of love, and it wouldn’t exist without every single person who took part.

Your Mother and I visits Rhode Island

May 2nd, 2017 by

Wonderful news for Your Mother and I – we will be screening at the 35th Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, and will be in contention for The Grand Prize for Best Short Film! Thank you Rhode Island and see you in August. 

Magnet Film

May 2nd, 2017 by

‘Your Mother and I’ is being represented by the wonderful Magnet Film for sales! We hope you’ll see the film out in the world before long, as well as in a few more film festivals…

Modern Tales

April 28th, 2017 by

It’s been a while, largely because I’ve had my head down writing! But I’m happy to say that I am taking part in the Modern Tales Development scheme in London for 5 months this spring, along with Jessie Mangum my producer. We’re excited to be developing my first feature film Miniatures about a mother, Jeanne and her adult daughter, Lucy attempting to come to terms with their absolute lack of connection after Jeanne tries to kill herself. It’ll be more fun than it sounds, I promise!

Your Mother and I wins Best British Short Film at the London Short Film Festival

February 2nd, 2017 by

We’re very proud and happy to say that ‘Your Mother and I’ won The Best British Short Film Award supported by the British Council at The 2017 London Short Film Festival. Here’s to a good start to the year! We will also be taking part in the Festival de curtas-metragens de Sintra in the Hemisphere programme thanks to LSFF.

Your Mother and I on Directors Notes

October 13th, 2016 by

Thanks to Directors Notes for taking the time to ask such interesting questions about ‘Your Mother and I’.

‘Your Mother’ and I are (is) travelling!

September 27th, 2016 by

Hello there,

We had a busy time at TIFF where lots of people said lots of nice and interesting things about the film. You can check out what NOW magazine had to say for example, or what The Toronto Film Scene had to ask about the film. ‘Your Mother and I’ has started its trip around the world (hopefully!) and the next stops are The Vancouver International Film Festival and The BFI London Film Festival, where the film has been nominated for the Best Short Film Award. We’d love to see you if you can make it!

Your Mother and I, VIFF, LFF

Your Mother and I at TIFF

August 4th, 2016 by

I’m very pleased and excited to share the news that ‘Your Mother and I’ will be premiering at The Toronto International Film Festival this year. I have to thank everybody who worked so hard and believed in this project by giving their time, skills, money and talent so generously. Thank you and I can’t wait to share the film with you at TIFF and beyond! Take a look at our trailer if you have a sec…

Your Mother and I short film

Between Man and Child

June 21st, 2016 by

Thanks to Natasja Fourie for asking me to voice her video for Nowness ‘Between Man and Child’. An exploration of the pull between romantic love and parental love, you can take a peek here!

She would move the tree rather more to the middle – online!

June 15th, 2016 by

Thanks to everyone who’s been watching and sharing ‘She would move the tree rather more to the middle’ since we released it online. Thanks to Film Shortage for championing us with an online premiere, and thanks to Video of the Day for making us the eponymous Video of the Day! Last but certainly not least, thanks to Directors Notes UK for featuring an interview with me about the film, how we made it, what it’s about (!) as well as a few words on the upcoming ‘Your Mother and I’ and the things that are happening in the future… Keep watching and enjoying!! in the meantime, here are some behind the scenes photographs courtesy of our wonderful stills photographer, Pete Thorne.

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London Live

June 5th, 2016 by

‘She would move the tree rather more to the middle’ is getting its televised premiere on London Live Tonight at 12:30 in the nighttime (prime time!) with a selection of BFI shorts. Check it out!

FastNet Film Festival

May 12th, 2016 by

Very much looking forward to ‘She would move the tree rather more to the middle’ making its way to Schull for the BFI Future Film screening at the Fast Net Film Festival. Thanks for having us!!
BFI Future Film Festival, Fast Net film festival, Anna Maguire

Your Mother and I

April 24th, 2016 by

Thank you so much for all your support! Very much looking forward to sharing more news soon…But for now, here are a few images from the film of Julia Sarah Stone, Don McKellar and Nibbler the llama.

Your Mother and I, Julia Sarah Stone

Your Mother and I, Don Mckellar & Julia Sarah Stone

Your Mother and I

BFI Future Film Festival & The New Current

February 15th, 2016 by

Hello there! I know I’ve already mentioned this, but I thought I’d go at it again seeing as The BFI Future Film Festival is happening this week and my film ‘She would move the tree rather more to the middle’ is screening there on Friday as part of the ‘Oh So Surreal’ selection. In advance of the screening The New Current conducted an interview with me about the film and some other things. Thanks!

Happy New Year (a good start to the year)

January 25th, 2016 by

Happy New Year!

Very happy to report screenings in Berlin, London and Landshut as 2016 gets started. ‘How (not) to rob a train’ screened on Friday the 22nd at The British Shorts Film Festival in Berlin. Thanks for having us! ‘The King and Queen of Halloween’ will be screening at the Landshut Film Festival in March – watch this space! And I’m excited to announce that ‘She would move the tree rather more to the middle’ will be screening at the BFI Future Film Festival on the 19th of January where it has been nominated for Best UK Short and Best Director. You can book tickets to that here! Nice start to the year all around….

BFI future film festival Anna Maguire
How (not) to rob a train at British Shorts 2016

‘Your Mother and I’ Indiegogo Campaign

October 7th, 2015 by

YOUR MOTHER AND I is an adaptation of the Dave Eggers story of the same name from his 2004 short story collection HOW WE ARE HUNGRY. We have received the author’s blessing to adapt the story, have secured a terrific cast, including Don McKellar and Julia Sarah Stone and crew, but we need your generous support and participation to help realize this short film!

Johnna’s dad is a hero – he’s fixed the hole in the O-Zone layer, put an end to genocide, cured Parkinson’s, and painted Kansas purple for good measure. But back at home, in the kitchen making nachos, he’s still just ‘dad’, and Johnna’s heard it all before. In the time it takes for them to make a plate of nachos, YOUR MOTHER AND I explores the complex relationship between an adolescent girl and her father, as well as exploring the ridiculously simple ways (as well as some that are just downright ridiculous) in which we could change the world.

“Dave Eggers’ short story is one that has echoed in my head for a long time. There is something captivating in the world that Eggers’ evokes – one not so far away from our own in the way it looks and feels, the food we eat, the relationships we have – but a million miles away from it in the changes that have apparently been effected. It’s a fun and funny way of looking at the way we live and the opportunities, however outlandish there are for change. It’s a story that gently questions our values and offers playful alternatives, whilst presenting a very familiar environment.”

Please take a look at our Indiegogo Campaign and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. THANK YOU!