Writer, Director and Co-producer
Rosie is an award-winning documentary screenwriter, director and editor. This series is based on many years of research and her most recent feature documentary, The Family, which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2016 and was released internationally. The Family has screened widely including on BBC Storyville and STARZ in the USA and won Best Feature Documentary with the Film Critics Circle of Australia and Best Documentary Director at the inaugural Ozflix Awards.
Her other films as writer/director include the feature documentary The Triangle Wars, about an epic struggle over development on an iconic Australian foreshore (Best Australian Documentary, Antenna Documentary Festival, 2011). Previous documentaries include Westall ’66: A Suburban UFO Mystery (an investigation of Australia’s biggest mass UFO sighting), Obsessed with Walking (an exploration of psychogeography with Booker-nominated writer Will Self) Holy Rollers (a wry look at Christian pilgrimage amid the tensions of Israel) and Visions of Yankalilla, about an apparition of the Virgin Mary in a church in South Australia.
She has also edited numerous documentaries commissioned by Australian and international broadcasters.
Anna has many years experience as an award-winning independent producer and was Executive Producer at Film Australia. Her productions cover all genres of documentary with a particular fascination with powerful emotional stories of investigative history.
She produced the feature documentary The Family. Extensive production credits include large-scale dramatised documentaries films with writer/director Peter Butt – I, Spry, The Prime Minister is Missing, Silent Storm and the Logie-award-winner Who Killed Dr Bogle & Mrs Chandler? Since 2008, she has co-produced Big Stories Small Towns, a participatory media project gathering local stories for a global audience and winner of the best community interactive at SXSW 2012.
Credits as Executive Producer include Sundance finalist Dhakiyarr vs the King and MobiDocs an award-winning anthology series with the NFB in Canada.
She recently produced the Indigenous feature documentary Croker Island Exodus – finalist in the Deadly Awards, Foxtel Prize and screened at Sydney and MIFF Festivals, FIFO and Real Screen Canada.
In 2015 she co-produced Death or Liberty, an Irish–Australian feature documentary and series – a musical journey into the dramatic and heroic lives of convict rebels.