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Psychological Drama

A young woman repressed the memory of having killed someone when she was twelve years old. Thirteen years later that memory comes back.

Status: Completed
Original screenplay by Anja Murmann
Directed by Anja Murmann
Produced by Sabine Schenk
with Elizabeth Lail, Amy Hargreaves, Hannah Westerfield, Sean Cullen, Nathan Keyes, Jeremy Holm, Jay Jay Warren, Ezra Barnes


Lea, an adventurous, free spirited twelve-year-old lives in an idyllic setting Upstate New York with her academic parents. Her life changes dramatically on the day the family relocates to Houston, Texas. Before their departure, in a tragic misstep, Lea is goaded into a fight with fourteen- year- old Bill. Acting out of frustration, she gets hold of the gun he has taken from his father. She accidentally fires a shot in his direction causing Bill to fall in to a deep shaft. Not knowing if he survived, Lea is forced to leave.

Twelve years later …

Lea, who has repressed the memory of that fateful day, is an emotional wreck. She is prescription drug dependent and on the verge of losing her apartment and her job in New York. Not ready to confront her demons, she ignores her problems until she almost drowns and ends up in a hospital. Her memories of that fateful night slowly drift back and torment her.

Lea’s father feels guilty for having uprooted her because of marital problems. He encourages her to visit their old home, hoping she will reconnect to the positive memories of her childhood. He is unaware of the crime she committed thirteen years ago. With nowhere to turn, Lea decides to accompany him.

When she is confronted with her childhood and the people from the past, the repressed memories comes back and leave her no choice but to go back to the mine, the place where she believes she killed Bill.

Did he die?

If he survived, what will he do when she finds him? Is she ready to face the consequences of her actions?



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Mickey and the Bear

Faced with the responsibility to take care of her opioid-addicted veteran father, headstrong teen Mickey Peck does what she can to keep her household afloat. When she receives the opportunity to leave her home for good, she must make the impossible decision between familial obligation and personal fulfilment.

Status: Completed
Original screenplay by Annabelle Attanasio
Directed by Annabelle Attanasio
Produced by Lizzie Shapiro, Mackenzie Berkman, Taylor Shung
with Cami Morrone, James Badge Dale


It’s April in Anaconda, Montana, and headstrong teenager Mickey Peck (Camila Morrone) is doing what she can to keep her single, veteran father (James Badge Dale) afloat, navigating his mercurial moods, opioid addiction, and grief over the loss of his wife. Secretly, Mickey fantasizes of going to college on the west coast and finally living life on her own terms. When Hank’s controlling, jealous behavior turns destructive, Mickey must decide between familial obligation and personal fulfillment as she puts everything on the line to claim her own independence.

Director’s Bio

Annabelle is a tired ass showgirl who began her career in front of the camera. Alas, she got sick of being bossed around and switched sides. MICKEY AND THE BEAR, her first feature, was an Academy Nicholl semifinalist and won the Melissa Mathison award at HIFF. Her short, FRANKIE KEEPS TALKING, played over 30 festivals and is available on NoBudge.

Projects in Production

Razing Liberty Square

Status: In Development
Director/Producer: Katja Esson
Producer: Ann Bennett


Razing Liberty Square follows the fight over the re-development of Miami’s Liberty Square, the first segregated public housing project in the South. By challenging the city’s plan, in one of the most racially segregated cities in the United States, the women of Liberty Square fight to defend their community against the onslaught of climate gentrification and cultural erasure by reclaiming their place in Miami’s past, present and future.

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