‘The Anthropocene Chronicles’

A Civil Compliance Message

This is a current programme of projects that I am leading on.

The first project is now complete. I worked with the following talented writers Carmen Radtke, Emma Pullar, Fiona Leitch, Rachael Howard and Nick Jackson to produce two novella-length books with four short stories in each one. I wrote the short story called ‘Scheduled’, which appears in book one. You can buy your copies here!

The second project is now complete. I have produced and directed a micro short film called ‘Lavender’s Blue’, with a character from ‘Scheduled’ called Emilie. It is set a few days before the books. Emilie makes a secret video about her Artificial Intelligence unit Gina, and how she suspects that it has been lying to her.  I wrote it with Rachael Howard, who provided some provocative song lyrics, and stars Stine Olsen as Emilie and Natalie Sloth Richter as Gina. The short is in Danish to reflect diversity, and to show that it isn’t just English that survives into our dystopian post apocalyptic A.I. dominated future.  This is the first non-English language film that I have directed, however I have worked on Kurdish films in the past.

‘Lavender’s Blue’ is currently being submitted to film festivals around the world and may possibly have role in future productions as propaganda material, to incite rebellion. We have also been working on a number of propaganda posters from both sides of the rebellion!

              Resistance poster       Keep Fit 300x225 - Current Projects      Do your bit

A paperback version of the eight Anthropocene Chronicles stories is in the process of being published. This will also include the screenplay for ‘Lavender’s Blue’ in English, plus the first 10 pages of the feature film script for ‘Dissonance’, set 30 years later.  It is expected to go live within the next two weeks or so, with a Book Launch in June or July 2018.

Dissonance, Lavender's Blue, Do Your Bit, Emilie, Gina

My team and I are currently in development with the feature film ‘Dissonance’. The team consists of Lawrence Mallinson and myself as Producers and Rachael Howard, Nick Jackson and myself as writers. If you want to come on board as above the line crew please drop me an email at saranne@sarannebensusan.com.

The last project will be a TV series with scope for a series of graphic novels to supplement the franchise. 

 

‘Ménage du Trois’

Louise et Mark 300x169 - Current Projects
This is a short horror film I wrote and directed last year starring Louise Rhian Poole and Mark Preston. Following the huge success on the festival circuit, this film has now been submitted to BAFTA.  You can watch the film here: 

‘The Hunting of the Snark’

"Best Animated Feature Film" at the Maverick Movie Awards 2016
My 2015 stop frame animated feature film continues to do well. Following its premiere at Cannes 2015 and the subsequent success on the film festival market, the film picked up worldwide distribution and is now available on many VOD platforms around the world, including Amazon Prime. You can watch the trailer for the film here:

‘I Put My Heart into this Film’

This will be my debut novel scheduled to be published in the Autumn of 2018. It is the story of a middle-aged man names Davis who has a dream of getting his one and only script made into a film. After being rejected by producers, he decides to buy a cheap camera and make the film himself using his friends as actors.  His plans soon fall apart however after he finds out that the camera is haunted by a dead film director who wants to become flesh and blood again…..

‘Short horror story collection’
I am currently working on a collection of short horror fiction stories for a book that is scheduled to be published in 2019.