Annalisa Russell-Smith

Annalisa Russell-Smith

Local Planet Productions, LLC
Filmmaker and Photographer (Still)

Chester, Connecticut

Member Since:
May 2016
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About Annalisa

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!

Unique traits: Authentic British accent for narration and voice-overs. Great tea maker, in the proper English style.



  • The Spirit of Caring

    The Spirit of Caring (2015 - 2016)
    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"

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