Future Encounter - Anna Blandford

Writer/Director, British – Goblin Market

Anna’s creative partnership with co-writer/director Anna Valdez Hanks has culminated in three shorts that have won awards and screened at festivals worldwide. Looking For Marilyn - a darkly comic film about celebrity culture - was broadcast on Channel 4 and selected for the Straight8 Showcase at Cannes and the DepicT! Showcase at Encounters. The experimental To The Sea has recently been selected by the Aesthetica Film Festival and has screened in Brooklyn, Palm Springs and Rio de Janeiro. Supersonic, set in the world of greyhound racing, won the Telegraph-Ford Film Challenge Critics Award and screened at Picture House cinemas nationwide.

She has just completed her solo-directed short film, Goblin Market. It was funded by sponsorship from the Telegraph Newspaper and is a live-action adaptation of the canonical poem by Christina Rossetti. Anna is currently developing her first feature.

Goblin Market Trailer

Deep in the woods, Laura sells a lock of her hair to feast on the goblin men’s forbidden fruit. Returning home, she becomes deathly ill. Her sister Lizzie meets the goblins. Can she resist temptation and bargain for Laura's life?