A continuing work in progress.
A visual manifesto of what I want to achieve as a creative artist. It's here so you can find out more about the work I strive for and also as a reminder, to keep me on the right path!
No Word For Pier In Lusoga
Written and Directed Anna-Maria Nabirye 2018
DOP: ARCHIE LAUCHLAN, SOUND DESIGN: SOUNDING OFF UK, SOUND RECORDIST: TONY FOX
For me My idea of a Pier is: an out stretched hand to nature. It’s wood and metal and rust. It’s improbable. Vulnerable. Not suited to its surroundings. It’s a risk. It’s summer lounging and views to turquoise seas. It’s olden days and long summer nights. It’s romance. And solitude. It’s a beacon calling me every time I leave my house. It’s history and Hendrix and rock and roll. It’s cream teas and ice creams and fish and chips. It’s jazz on a Sunday with friends no longer here. It’s downward dog and warrior pose. It’s so so so British. I asked my mum what the word in Lusoga for pier is? Lusoga is my ancestral language from Uganda. She said there is no translation. It’s looking, looking, looking out and seeing, seeing sky and sea and birds and life and perspective. It’s big and strong and spindly. It ash and tar and burn marks. It’s photo booths. Memories made Memories forgotten.
It’s a long inhale, then a long exhale.
EVERYTHING FOR EVERYONE AND NOTHING FOR US,
In collaboration with Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler. Part of MIRRORCITY at the Hayward Gallery 2014
"Everything for Everyone and Nothing for Us is set in a TV studio, where a protester-in-training listens to audio extracts from a political speech by Margaret Thatcher. Having absorbed the sounds, the protester uses movement to exorcise Thatcher’s voice, retraining the body to resist capitalism."
To see all works in collaboration with Noor and Brad - Home - Hold Your Ground - Deep State, please click here.
SHUTDOWN BY NEWt & JONES
Written and directed by Alex Kendall FOR THE 48HR SCIFI CHALLENGE
Rats That Eat Men
Rats That Eat Men follows Ritah, a gay refugee been forced to flee her marriage of convenience and squat in a crumbling London house. Living in the attic is a Polish builder on the run from his own family. And, as you can probably guess, it’s a bit of a shock when the two run into each other."- Gay Times
TRAINLINE: THE GETAWAY. 2018
Directed by Pedro Martin-Calero. BBH Agency.
Macbeth: NT Live 2018.
Directed by Rufus Norris. Anna-Maria Nabirye as Witch. Rory Kinnear as Macbeth, Anne-Marie Duff as Lady Macbeth.
Boudica Shakespeare's Globe 2017
Directed by Eleanor Rhode. A new ancient history play explodes on to the Globe stage. Playwright Tristan Bernays brings to life the legend of Queen Boudica.
Les Blancs National Theatre 2016
Directed by Yaël Farber. National Theatre 2016. ★★★★★ Daily Telegraph, ★★★★★The Stage ★★★★ Evening Standard, ★★★★Guardian, ★★★★Observer, ★★★★The Times, ★★★★Time Out. A breathtaking story of race and identity. A family and a nation fall apart under the pressure to determine their own identity as this brave, illuminating and powerful play confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution.