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

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

 

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 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", 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" (ep 1-2) and "The one" (ep 4-6). 

 

My latest TV job was the Sky show "The Midwich Cuckoos" (ep  6-7), based on John Wyndham's classic that is familiar to many by the original movie "The village of the damned". 

 

This year I shot the movie  "The Tutor" (dir. Alice Troughton), a psychological thriller starring Daryl McCormack, Richard E Grand, and Julie Delpy, and that will be released in 2023. 

SELECT CREDITS

Midwich Cuckoos | TV | Dir. Borkur Sigthorsson | 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 

FEEL FREE TO ASK WHATEVER

Represented worldwide by WPA 

https://wp-a.co.uk/clients/anna-patarakina

Office: +44 (0)207 28 79564

NARRATIVE Amber Thompson - amber@wp-a.co.uk

COMMERCIAL/MUSIC PROMO: Barnaby Laws - barnaby@wp-a.co.uk

COMMERCIAL/MUSIC PROMO: Estere Sulca - estere@wp-a.co.uk

 

It worked! Whoop-whoop! Cant wait to read it!

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