Anna Elizabeth Baumgarten
Kris has had a long night...and it's about to get longer. After getting locked out of her apartment building and her neighbor taking up ALL of the washing machines, she's had it. Things only get worse when her crummy apartment building lives up to its reputation and she discovers the dryers are broken. Just when she's about to call it a night, things take an unexpected turn and she finds out she has more in common with her neighbor than she thinks.
Two actors. One Location. Seven Minutes. That’s all SYSFF alum Anna Baumgarten needed to explore the complexities of what it means to be a good neighbor. In LINE DRY, she reminds us that while even small triggers can have seismic emotional repercussions, small neighborly gestures can have an even greater impact. — Erin (Artistic Director)
Anna was born and raised in Metro Detroit. Anna strives to tell stories with truth that find common ground between people of polarizing backgrounds. She currently works in TV as the Development Manager for Monami Productions in Beverly Hills, CA.
Anna is a 2018 Jim Cummings' Short to Feature Lab Fellow and just wrapped production on her feature film DISFLUENCY (based off of her award-winning short film DISFLUENCY) with Executive Producers Jim Cummings, Ben Wiessner, and Alex Rudolph in association with Vanishing Angle (Sundance & SXSW winning production company).
As a filmmaker she has an independent TV pilot, a dozen short films, and a digital PSA campaign under her belt. She has also written animated TV episodes for Warner Bros. Anna continues to seek out opportunities to create collaborative media content. She is the media partner of SafeBAE, an organization founded by the young survivors in Netflix’s AUDRIE & DAISY. SafeBAE works to provide sexual assault awareness and prevention education to middle, high school, and college students. As a survivor of college campus sexual assault, Anna wants to continue the conversation through her work.
Director: Anna Baumgarten
Producer: Anna Baumgarten
Writer: Anna Baumgarten
Cinematographer: John Fisher
Production Designer: Samara Ehlke
Editor: Kevin Birou
Music: Nathan Alexander
Cast: Ariela Barer, Katie C'etta
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