I have a soft spot for the kind of stories that are hard to tell. They’re the stories of real hardship and struggle, the ones that people don’t want to hear. I like giving a voice to the people to whom those stories belong, by creating short documentary-style films for nonprofits and small businesses with a conscience.
I’d like to think that the world isn’t driven purely by the popularity of a subject; that there is room to learn and create stories that might make a difference in the way we think, or what we take for granted, or what we think is normal.
I love being a Brit living in New England!
Name: Annalisa Russell-Smith
Lives in: Chester, Connecticut
Company: Local Planet Productions, LLC
Occupation: Filmmaker and Photographer (Still)
Unique traits: Authentic British accent for narration and voice-overs. Great tea maker, in the proper English style.
The Spirit of Caring
Film (short) by Local Planet Productions, LLC Writer/Producer/Director Told through the eyes of clients and patients, this is the story of Community Mental Health Affiliates, (CMHA) in New Britain and the struggle we have as a society in recognizing mental health as a necessary part of our overall wellbeing.
Hermes Platinum for "The Sprit of Caring"
Hermes Gold for "Chasing Perfection"
Hermes Gold for "Chester, We're a Walking Town"
AVA Digital Platinum for "Chasing Perfection"
AVA Digital Gold for "The Spirit of Caring"
AVA Digital Gold for "The Mystery of the Stolen Ship"
Hermes Honorable Mention for "From Trauma to Triumph"