Annabel Lee (2020)

“It was many and many a year ago, in a kingdom by the sea. That a maiden there lived whom you may know, by the name of Annabel Lee”.

Based on the poem ‘Annabel Lee’ by Edgar Allan Poe and set in the aftermath of the war, under the long lingering shadow of the Irish-Anglo conflict, ‘Annabel Lee’ is a tale of a forbidden love between two young stowaways from opposite sides of the Irish sea. As the couple run for their lives, they make it as far as a a cottage in Devon, awaiting rescue to take them to France. With the end of their journey in sight, they finally allow themselves to believe they might have made it. However, E. and Annabel begin to see signs that not all is as it seems. Is this the work of malevolent spirits? Annabel’s dangerous family ties? Or simply the misgivings of traumatised minds? With limited time on their hands the two must come to a decision before it is too late.

Directed by Amy Coop

Written by Angel Parker

Produced by Nathaniel Parker, David Wade & Amy Coop

Co-Producer – Joanna Vellacott

Exec Producers – Robson Green,

Film Festivals & Screenings:

BAFTA – Premiere screening 2019

Lift Off Cinematography Showcase 2019

SeeMor Film Festival 2019

Goa Short Film Festival 2019

Big Water Film Festival 2019

Fisheye Film Festival 2019

HP Lovecraft Film Festival 2019

Green Mountain Film Festival 2020

Red Dirt Film Festival 2020 – Nominated for Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Angel Parker)

Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival 2020

The Shortest Nights Film Festival 2021

Oakville Festival of Film & Art 2021

The HB Film Festival 2021 – Winner – Best Cinematography. Nominated for Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Music, Best Makeup Design, Best Costume Design

Macabre Faire Film Festival 2021 – Nominated for Best Foreign Short, Best Actor (Angel Parker)

BritCon Film Festival 2021

Anomaly Genre Film Festival 2021

Misty Moon International Film Festival 2021 – Winner – Audience Award for Best Short

Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival 2021 – Winner – Best Costume Design, Winner – Best Score, Runner up – Best Cinematograpy. Nominated for Best UK Short Film, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Score

Rome International Film Festival 2021

Jersey Shore Film Festival 2021 – Winner – Best Female Director, Best International Narrative Short Film.

Dark History Screaming Mad Film Festival 2021 – Winner – Best Film

International Shorts Film Festival 2021 – Nominated for Best Cinematography

Calcutta International Cult Film Festival  2022- Winner – Outstanding Achievement Award

World Film Carnival Singapore 2022 – Winner – Outstanding Achievement Award: Short Film, Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography

Fentress Film Festival 2022 – Winner – Best Film. Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Female Filmmaker.

Krimson Horyzon International Film Festival 2022 – Winner – Best Cinematography, Winner – Phenomenal Achievement Award

Film City Film Festival 2022 – Winner – Best Cinematography

Knight of the Reel Film Festival 2022 – Winner – Best Female Director, Outstanding Achievement Awards – Short Film, Cinematography

Cast:

E  – Alex Bhat

Annabel – Angel Parker

The Driver – John O’Toole

The Mysterious Woman – Avenda Burnell Walsh

The Priest – Nathaniel Parker

Key Crew:

Producers – Nathaniel Parker, Amy Coop, David Wade, Joanna Vellacott

DoP – Neil Oseman

Production Designer – May Jennifer Davis

Costume Designer – Sinead Skinner

Editor – Jim Page

Original Music – Hollie Buhagiar

Sound Designer – Haresh Patel, Tushar Manek