Annetta Laufer

annetta Laufer

annetta Laufer

Annetta Laufer

Annetta who is Half-Jamaican half-German, trained originally as a stage actress and moved into directing theatre for several years before coming to film. She has gained extensive experience as a script editor and a script supervisor on a wide range of projects; and has also edited small independent projects.Her hands-on experinece of acting stood her in good stead when she started to direct her own films. Dinner For One was nominated for best short at the Aarrhus film festival in Denmark.

She then went on to write and direct the low budget feature Engelene (Angels) for Scandinavian TV distribution. In 2005 her short film script Winnie and the Duppy Bat was selected by the Tower Hamlets and Hackney Film Fund. It was produced through Big Hug Ltd. The film was a finalist in the HBO Short Film Competition at the 2006 American Black Film Festival. Annetta now has a number of film projects in development.

Director: Winnie and the Duppy Bat

winnie and the duppy bat

winnie and the duppy bat

(2006, UK)
The bitter sweet story of a young Jamaicans girl’s attempt to save her dying mother. In the guise of her alter-ego, Danger Girl, she sets out to catch the infamous Duppy Bat–a creature within Jamaican mythology symbolizing the imminent death of someone close.