We’ve all waited for ‘the one’. The one who catches our eye, the one who keeps our interest, the one who won’t expect us to trudge down that conventional path. Annie Waits tells the story of lust and disappointment, as a twenty-something waits for her adult life to begin.
The vignette stars Andrew Simpson (Notes on a Scandal, Rebellion, Road Games), Sam Swainsbury (Mum, Fearless), Moses Gomes-Santos (Youngers), Sam Gittins (The Smoke, Ripper Street, Mr Selfridge), Matthew J Ovens (Humans) and April Kelley (Road Games, Upstart Crow).
Marnie Paxton Harris’ extensive experience as a script supervisor makes her directorial debut both overdue and highly anticipated. Working with the likes of Tom Harper, Richard Laxton and Jeremy Web, her credits span across high-end TV and film, and include War & Peace, The Woman in Black, Silk and Merlin to name but a few.
Writer Chris Anastasi, is quickly making a name for himself as ‘one to watch’ in 2017, with his raw, honest and charming writing. Method in the Madness, his debut feature, is set to release in 2017. It was directed by Jason Mewes and stars Kevin Smith, Teri Hatcher, Stan Lee and Vinnie Jones.
Annie Waits is co-produced by Christian Cooke, who continues to emerge as one of Hollywood’s most engaging and sought after talents. His acting credits include: Cemetery Junction, Hello Carter, The Art of More and Romeo & Juliet.
Annie Waits is a 30-minute returnable scripted comedy, giving an honest voice to twenty-something year olds. Ringing true to people who feel alone in London and making us all feel ok that we haven’t quite figured out life yet. A voice we all know, yet very rarely allow to go any further than a thought process. Being hailed as the UK version of Girls with a dash of New Girl, Annie Waits will bridge the gap between mainstream television and the online world by developing into trans-media content and its a short film that I shall be watching soon.
From Director Marnie Paxton-Harris