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Synopsis: They want to go back to The Before. In a world forever altered, a couple meet for the first time after a long separation. Can they stay or must they leave?



Run Time

5 minutes



Director's Statement

During the complete lockdown of Los Angeles in 2020, the need to create a piece where a couple connects in the midst of isolation was the motivating desire. An overwhelming sensation to fill the void.

Director's Bio

ANNA SIMONE SCOTT: actor and award winning writer-director is based in Los Angeles. She has worked in film, TV and theatre in Australia, The UK, Europe and the US. The recipient of the BAFTA/LA Best Film & Screenplay Award at the Member’s Festival for ‘Chasing Chekhov’, shot in Prague. Films Anna has written or written/directed, have screened at Academy Qualifying Festivals worldwide. Her directorial debut, the coming of age film, ‘The Aerial Girl’, screened at 40 Film Festivals, won 6 Awards, 4 Nominations. Such as: Cinequest; Rochester International FF; Milan; Sonoma; NYCIFF; Lone Star FF; Courts Métrage, Festival De Cannes; La Femme FF; Lady Filmmakers. Other award winning films that Anna wrote, produced by her company VisionFire Films with partner Peter Sands: ‘Coming Into Money’, ‘The Red Scarf’, the dark comedy, ‘Finding Momma’. Currently, the drama short Anna wrote and directed, Take My Heart, premiered at LA Shorts International Film Festival and received An Honorable Mention at Phoenix International Short Festival in Toronto. She is at work on a feature film to direct: The Art of Deceit.

PETER SANDS: has an extensive and remarkable career both on stage and in film & TV taking him from the UK to Hollywood, and even Bollywood! As an actor he co-starred with names such as George Clooney, Omar Sharif, Elliot Gould and Rutger Hauer. He has also worked with prestigious directors Terry Gilliam, Tony Richardson and Antoine Fuqua among others, and was commissioned by the BBC in London for his original screenplay The Spiral.

Coming to America, Peter wrote and directed the Academy Awards® qualifying short, “Blacktop Afternoon”. It went on to screen in festivals and sell to TV worldwide including Channel Four UK. His film Chasing Chekhov won Members Best Film Award at the British Academy Los Angeles Short Film Festival.

His credits include writing the SyFy’s The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne. He also directed the award winning short film Coming Into Money. Peter wrote and produced the story of Take My Heart which is part of the series The Other Day being developed with his partner Anna.

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