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RSA Welcomes Director Anna Rose Holmer

June 1, 2017

Photo by Tayarisha Poe

 Anna Rose was named “Someone to Watch” by this year’s Independent Spirit Awards

A narrative storyteller with an eye for beautifully composed and styled visuals, Anna Rose’s most recent short-form content includes an exquisite music video for James Blake’s “My Willing Heart.” The music video was filmed in high-contrast black and white and featured languid, sensuous shots of a very pregnant Natalie Portman. Anna Rose also created “Moonlight x Alvin Ailey” for the Nowness “Just Dance” film series that pays homage to Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight.

Anna Rose gained widespread attention for her critically acclaimed directorial feature debut, The Fits, which the New York Times called “a dreamy, beautifully syncopated coming-of- age tale.” The Fits played at both the Venice (2015) and Sundance (2016) Film Festivals and earned Holmer nominations for “Breakthrough Director” at the Gotham Awards and “Best First Feature” at the Independent Spirit Awards.

 “Anna is a tremendous talent with a very original voice,” Jules Daly, President of RSA Films said. “Her work stands out for its inventive and provocative narrative and visual storytelling. We’re excited to introduce her innovative approach and creativity to our clients.”

Anna Rose shares, “I’m excited to partner with a filmmaker-founded and filmmaker-driven company that emphasizes artistry across various platforms. RSA Films and Black Dog were immensely supportive in the production of the “My Willing Heart” video. From that first endeavor together, I know they will continue to champion my vision regardless of format.”

See more of Anna Rose Holmer’s work here.

Photo Credit: Tayarisha Poe.


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