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Anna Lena Films

In association with
Willow Glen Films

Written and directed by
Lisa Rovner

Produced by
Anna Lena Vaney

Coproducer
Marcus Werner Hed

Executive producer
Ashleigh Arrell

Associate producer
Elizabeth Benjamin

Consulting producer
Damon Smith

Made with the support of
The BFI’s Film Fund






DIRECTOR //

LISA ROVNER is a French American artist and filmmaker based in London. Her films spring from her fascination with archives and her underlying aspiration to transform politics and philosophy into cinematic spectacle. Rovner has collaborated with some of the most internationally respected artists and brands including Pierre Huyghe, Liam Gillick, Sebastien Tellier, Maison Martin Margiela and Acne. Her films have been presented internationally in art venues and theaters. Currently, she is in development on an episodic comedy about the art world and on a television series about revolutionary architecture. SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS is her first feature documentary.

www.messageisthemedium.com



PRODUCER //

ANNA LENA VANEY (Anna Lena Films, France) is the producer of Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait which was a festival hit premiering in Cannes (Official Selection 2006), Sundance Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, while Punk premiered at the BFI London Film Festival (2012). Her company is dedicated to bold subjects and new formats produced in collaboration with esteemed international contemporary artists and authors. She is now developing feature length films by Philippe Parreno, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Jesper Just and Sophia Al- Maria.

www.annalenafilms.com



COPRODUCER //

MARCUS WERNER HED (Willow Glen Films) explores contemporary arts and culture, through documentary and fiction, and has several award-winning films under his belt, notably The R&B Feeling (2016 co-production with the BBC). Set for release this year is another co- production with BBC; Other, Like Me - The Story of Coum and Throbbing Gristle, and in pre-production is an adaption of Thomas Gonzales novel In The Beginning Was The Sea, a thriller set in 1970s Colombia

www.willowglenfilms.com



ASSOCIATE PRODUCER //

ELIZABETH BENJAMIN is dedicated to producing artists’ films and documentaries. She is the producer of Leviathan cycle, a 10 part international series around climate change, migration and mental health by artist filmmaker Shezad Dawood (2016 - 2021). Recent credits include artist Georgina Starr's Quarantaine (Glasgow International 2020) and Lanre Malaolu's award-winning short The Circle (Sheffield Doc/fest and IDFA 2019). Elizabeth also has 16 years experience in film communications for organisations ranging from Sheffield Doc/Fest, SXSW, IDFA, Film London and Create Jobs, on films including Oscar winner Citizenfour, BAFTA winner This is England. She consults on projects to do with Women’s rights and Social activism and is part of The ‘Impact Producers Group’, a global network of independent service providers who design and execute social impact distribution campaigns. She is a ‘Sheffield Doc/Fest Future Producer’ 2017 and has an MA in material and visual culture Anthropology from UCL.



EDITORS //

MICHAEL AAGLUND is an award-winning Copenhagen based Documentary and Fiction Editor. His feature projects include acclaimed titles: The Distant Barking of Dogs (Dragon Award, Gothenburg 2018), Kingdom of Us (BAFTA Nominated, Outstanding Debut 2018), Concerning Violence (Official Selection, Sundance 2014), For Those In Peril (Camera d'Or Nominated, Cannes Critics Week 2013) and A World Not Ours (Peace Prize, Berlinale 2013). Seven times BAFTA Nominated, two times BAFTA Short film Winner Until The River Runs Red (2011) and ROOM8 (2014). His films have been in Official Selection at: Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, TIFF, Tribeca, CPH:DOX, IDFA, Locarno, Edinburgh, SXSW, HotDocs, Karlovy Vary & Yamagata.



MARIKO MONTPETIT trained in Fine Arts at the Glasgow School of Arts, TAMK School of Art and Media, Finland, and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee. She works as an editor on films and documentaries, and is involved in collaborations with artists and choreographers. In documentary, she has worked with filmmakers Joshua Oppenheimer on The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence, Marcus Werner Hed on The R&B Feeling, Simon Hipkins on Sisters of The Blood Feud and Inside The Cryptokingdom, Mani Benchelah on This Is Exile, and Chloë Mercier on Sex Needles & Roubles. She also worked with choreographers such as Russell Maliphant (London) and dance collective Loge 22 (Lyon), and artists Robin Meier, Maeve Brennan and The Otolith Group. She is currently in dialogue about projects with filmmaker Friedrich Moser and Anton Califano.


KARA BLAKE is a Canadian video artist and editor whose creative projects range from films and music videos to live performance visuals and installation pieces. Her work has been shown internationally at festivals and venues including the Museum of Modern Art New York, Centre Pompidou, Telluride Festival, and CPH:DOX. Blake’s multi-channel works include Lasciare Suonare (2019) for Place des Arts in Montréal and The Offerings (2017), part of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal’s touring exhibition Leonard Cohen : A Crack in Everything. In 2011, Blake was named national winner of the RBC Emerging Filmmaker Competition hosted by the Toronto International Film Festival and, in 2009, her film The Delian Mode, about the electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire won both the Genie Award and HotDocs Award for Best Short Documentary. Blake holds a Master’s of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University in Montréal where she continues to live and work.



SOUND DESIGNER //

MARTHA SALOGNI is an Italian record producer, mixer and recording engineer. Salogni's musical background was cultivated in her native Italy between the small towns of Capriolo and Brescia, where she spent her formative years, collaborating with musical acts of all styles. As a producer and mixer, Marta Salogni has worked with Björk, M.I.A., Factory Floor, Kelela, Liars, Alex Cameron, Daniel Blumberg, Little Boots, Temples, Insecure Men, The Orielles, HMLTD, and Django Django.






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