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, and that will be released this summer.
My collaboration with Alice continued this year, when we reunited on set for BBC1 show "Boat story".
Boat Story | TV | Dir. Alice Troughton | Two brothers pictures | BBC1
The Lesson | Feature film | Dir. Alice Troughton |Jeva Films, Egoli Tossell, Constellation Productions
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
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