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Hello! I'm Anna, and I like to shoot stuff. 

I was born in Russia and grew up in the small town Pereslavl-Zalessky. I never knew I wanted to be a cinematographer. In fact, I was really into math, but when the decision to future education had to be made, I picked a different route. However, the beauty of science really excites me.  


I began studying my craft at the All-Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow in 2007-2012. Shortly after graduating, I moved to Sweden (for love). Over the next six years, I was mainly involved in the indie feature world and joined the FSF (Swedish Society of Cinematographers).


During my student years, my friend from the UK had a band, and we decided to make a music video for them. So we shot a video for the song Mozart's House by Clean bandit. Now over ten years and ten music videos (including Grammy-awarded single Rather be and Grammy-worthy singles Rockabye and Symphony) + tour docs later, we are still friends and collaborators. 


My first feature, "How to stop a wedding" (Dir. Drajen Kuljanin), was shot in 6 hours on a train from Malmo to Stockholm and won the best debut at the International Warsaw Film Festival in 2014. The director and I continued working together and made a movie, "Balkan noir", in 2017. 


"Zoo" (dir. Antonio Tublen) is a relationship drama in an apocalyptic scenario. It premiered at the Sitges film festival in 2018. "Breaking Surface" (dir. Joachim Heden) is a survival drama in the north of Norway. A big part of the film takes place underwater, and we shot in Belgium, in the biggest underwater set in Europe.  


In 2018 I moved to London, seeking more work opportunities and started to be represented by WPA. I started my TV career with Netflix shows "Get Even" (Sarah Walker, ep 1-2) and "The one" (Jeremy Lovering, ep 4-6). 


Highlight of 2022 was the Sky show "The Midwich Cuckoos" (Dir. Börkur Sigthorsson, ep  6-7), based on John Wyndham's classic that is familiar to many by the original movie "The village of the damned". 


In 2022 I shot the movie  "The Lesson" (dir. Alice Troughton), a psychological thriller starring Daryl McCormack, Richard E Grand, and Julie Delpy, that premiered at TriBeCa Film Festival.

My collaboration with Alice continued when we reunited on set for BBC1 show "Boat story".  

2023 was dedicated to the developing and shooting first season of the Paramount+ six parts tv show Insomnia (produced by Left Bank) directed by Borkur Sigthorsson. 


Dreamers | Feature film| Dir. Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor  | Quiddity Films

Insomnia | TV | Dir. Börkur Sigþórsson | Left Bank | Paramount+

Boat Story | TV | Dir. Alice Troughton | Two brothers pictures | BBC1 

The Lesson | Feature film | Dir. Alice Troughton |Jeva Films, Egoli Tossell, Constellation Productions

The Tribeca Film Festival 2023 

Best Feature Film, B3 Festival Of Moving Images  

Midwich Cuckoos | TV | Dir. Börkur Sigþórsson| Snowed in/Route 24 | Sky

The Tower | TV | Dir. Jim Loach | Mammoth | iTV 

The One | TV | Dir. Jeremy Lovering | Urban Myth | Netflix 

Get Even | TV | Dir. Sarah Walker | BBC | Boat Rocker | Netflix 

Breaking surface |Feature Film | Dir. Joachim Heden | Way creative films |
Zoo | Feature Film | Dir. Antonio Tublen | Ping Pong Film |
A Balkan Noir | Feature Film | Dir. Drazen Kuljanin | Way Creative
Main Competition, Warsaw XXXIII International Film Festival 
Best Editing, Tirana International Film Festival

Hur Man Stoppar Ett Bröllop (How To Stop A Wedding) | Feature Film | Dir. Drazen Kuljanin 

Winner, 1-2 Award, Warsaw XXX International Film FestivalBest Film, Glasgow Film Festival Hong Kong International Film Festival 

Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato – “Solo” |Music Promo|

Dir. Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto

Nominated, Best Video, BRIT Awards 2019
Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson – “Symphony” |Music Promo|

Dir. Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto| Partizan

Nominated, Best Video, BRIT Awards 2018
Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne Marie – “Rockabye” | Music Promo  

Dir. Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto | Prod. Partizan Nominated Best Video, BRIT Awards 2017 


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