Anna Alfieri

Anna Alfieri
Writer, Director, Producer, Actress

Anna Alfieri is an actress, director and producer born in Bergamo (Italy) on the 3rd of April 1986. 

As a slightly rebellious teenager, Anna drops out of university at the age of 19 and moves to Milan to study method acting at a small, independent groundbreaking school school (Teatro Primo Studio). Upon attaining her certificate, she moves to London (aged 22), where she attends Richmond Drama School and several film-acting courses, whilst juggling between part time jobs. Over a period of 8 years, Anna was relentlessly auditioning for any part she could get and ended up appearing in over 30 film and theatre productions.

The catalyst for embarking on the production of her own film was represented for Anna by the lack of meaning the productions she was cast in had for her, coupled with the dramatic breakdown of her personal relationship.

Finding herself alone under some very precarious circumstances and desperate to create something meaningful for herself, Anna started pouring all the pain she was experiencing into the idea that later became her film “Borderline”.

It is a process described by Anna as the “dance with the demons”, as it reflects a period of untamed, painful inspiration, which resulted in a drive never experienced before. 

Anna ended up producing, directing and editing the film, initially more as a necessity than as a choice, but soon discovering it was in fact filmmaking in all its aspects and the magic that comes with it that she was truly passionate about, much more than just acting.

The project has since become for Anna the most important thing she has ever done and what that has been keeping her going all this time.