Annie George

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Annie George

Annie George is a writer, director, performer and award-winning filmmaker, based in Edinburgh.  Plays for her company, Wave Theatre -- NighthawksHeulwen (White Sun), NoorThe Dark Prince, Coast, Wave and  Incendiary (Brick Lane) -- have been presented at the Traverse Theatre, Citizens Theatre, The Arches, Contact Theatre Manchester, Oval House Theatre London, Scottish Parliament, Leith Festival and Edinburgh Fringe.  

"Annie George's Noor evokes striking and vivid intelligently written and linguistically colourful piece..." - NOOR, The List

Annie wrote and produced a short film poem At Rana Plaza, about the seamstress who was the last survivor pulled out of the wreckage of the collapsed building in Bangladesh in 2013.

She directed the critically acclaimed storytelling theatre piece I Knew A Man Called Livingstone for Toto Tales at the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh Fringe 2013, Storymoja Hay Festival Nairobi Kenya and Scottish International Storytelling Festival. 

"...performed masterfully...impressive piece of theatre." - LIVINGSTONE, British Theatre Guide

In short film, she directed Curry and Irn-Bru, (Real To Reel Award, Glasgow International Short Film Festival 2004), nominated for the Satyajit Ray Foundation Short Film Award, and screened at Festivals in Rotterdam, Durban, Suriname, Pakistan and Spain. 

"The voice of British Asian cinema gets louder and more confident...The pick is the Glasgow-set Curry and Irn-Bru." - CURRY AND IRN-BRU, BBC Website

She was an actor in Daddy's Girl, (Prix Spécial De Jury for Short Film, Cannes Film Festival 2001)

"Atmospheric…charming and thought-provoking." - Daddy's Girl, The Guardian

She wrote and directed the short film Hope, (Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2009); and she co-produced My Daughter's Face, award-winner at Palm Springs, Vendome and Pescara Film Festivals.  She is currently working on The Bridge, a 20 for 14 commission for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme.

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