Introducing - Annie Waits

Rinse. Lather. Repeat.
Lust and disappointment, as a twenty-something waits for her adult life to begin.

We’ve all waited for ‘the one’. The one who catches our eye, the one who keeps our interest, the one who won’t expect us to trudge down that conventional path. Annie Waits tells the story of lust and disappointment, as a twenty-something waits for her adult life to begin.

The short film stars Andrew Simpson (Notes on a Scandal, Rebellion, Road Games), Sam Swainsbury (Mum, Fearless), Moses Gomes-Santos (Youngers), Sam Gittins (The Smoke, Ripper Street, Mr Selfridge), Matthew J Ovens (Humans) and Mini’s April Kelley.

Marnie Paxton Harris’ extensive experience as a script supervisor makes her directorial debut both overdue and highly anticipated. Working with the likes of Tom Harper, Richard Laxton, and Jeremy Web, her credits span across high-end TV and film and include War & Peace, The Woman in Black, Silk, and Merlin to name but a few.

Writer Chris Anastasi, is quickly making a name for himself as ‘one to watch’, with his raw, honest, and charming writing. His debut feature, Method in the Madness, is directed by Jason Mewes and stars Kevin Smith, Teri Hatcher, Stan Lee, and Vinnie Jones.

Annie Waits has gone on the screen at over 70 festivals around the world including BAFTA and Oscar qualifying festivals such as St. Louis International Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, and Underwire where April Kelley was nominated for Best Producer in the Under 25 Award. The film has picked up many awards a long the way, most notably the First Female Filmmaker Contest at Women and Hollywood and Colchester Film Festival Rising Star Award.

The film’s glowing success led to many equally glowing reviews:

“The script shows a strong taste for great situational humor as it explores the, at times, vicious circle of dating. The direction complements the material perfectly, and April Kelley shows she has a bright future ahead of her with a subtle but amusing performance.” – Silver Screen Analysis

Annie Waits is now available on Amazon Prime, British Comedy Guide,, and Film Shortage.