b e n i m

A short film, written and directed by Anna Lauren Tufekci.

The lives of a male Iranian immigrant and an American woman are compared and contrasted until they collide in a moment of fatal irony. 

Distribution deal, Hewes Pictures for Amazon

BAFF - Official Selection NY Premiere
Female Eye Film Festival (TIFF Lightbox) - Official Selection
AltFF - Winner Best Romantic Short” Nominated "Best Written Short”
Bergen International Film Festival - Official Selection
Lift-Off Global Network, Toronto - Official Selection
Women’s Voices Collection - Semi-Finalist

Auden Thornton (Juilliard alumn)
Babak Tafti (Yale alumn)

DP - Fletcher Wolfe
Producers - Matt Wilson, Daria Scoccimarro, Kristin Krall,
Rashad Isaac, Kim Blanck, Christina Popowytsch
Casing by - Karlee Fomalont
Costume Design - Chloe Badawy
Production Design - Katie Fleming, Brendan Galvin
Gaffer - Tom Chaves

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t h e  s t y l i s t ' s  c h a i r

The Stylist’s Chair explores the lives of the world's top hairstylists, the architects of celebrity vogue and leaders of an industry that shapes the self-images of people the world over. They enrich our lives as artists, innovators, mentors, and friends, and this series details the setbacks and successes of their incredible journeys.

Attached Talent
Tabatha Coffey (Bravo series, Tabatha Takes Over, 5 seasons)
Kim Kimble (Beyonce’s stylist on Lemonade)
Nicholas French (Styled Dame Judy Dench, Ridley Scott, Pink Floyd)
Sapna Bhavnani (Celebrity Bollywood Stylist)

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k i l l e r

A short film, written and directed by Anna Lauren Tufekci.

In 2002, a month post the formation of the DHS, a Turkish immigrant is left with the abandoned son of the man who was to provide her an illegal green card but stole her 10k binder and ran.

Set to shoot, 2019.

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s c r i p t e d   s e r i e s

I've teamed up with producer, Kristin Krall, and writer/creator Emma Tatteubaum-Fine to develop a dramedy scripted series. We've brought on board consulting producer, Matt Wilson. Matt hustled for years at Viacom, produced At Home with Amy Sedaris on TruTV, and is now head of production at North South (Hearst Entertainment and Syndication division, which includes media properties A&E, History Channel, Lifetime, ESPN, King Features Syndicate, Awesomeness TV and COMPLEX Networks).

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d o c u  -  s e r i e s 

Alongside Laurie DeJong of LDJ Productions, myself and producing partner, Kristin Krall, have developed a piece that gives voice to Laurie's non-profit, Paper Fig Foundation. Laurie is an incredible woman (period). She founded LDJ, which is now a multi-million dollar production company serving clients like Christian Siriano, Mercedes Benz, Conde Nast and New York Fashion Week (WME | IMG). Then! She took her prowess in the fashion industry to Africa and founded Paper Fig Foundation; which sets out to use Fashion and Fine Arts as an engine for economic empowerment and job creation in East Africa and beyond. We're super stoked about this project, and will be going to Africa in September to capture multiple events.