ANEMONE was selected by Film London as one of their 2018 round of projects, and then gained support from BBC Films, Stefan Allesch-Taylor and Ten Four Productions. Directed by regular collaborator Amrou Al-Kadhi () - filmmaker & drag performer.
ANEMONE is a short queer drama with a hint of magical realism.
Anemio is a second generation non-binary gender teenager, who lives at home with their conservative Christian family. At home, school and church, they are failing the gender expectations of women in society. Their only respite is at the local marine live stock shop where they work after school. Here, Anemio feels at peace in an alternate world of marine life, comforted by the anemones and all the other hermaphroditic marine creatures.
So when pressures escalate, Anemio decides to escape social binaries by transforming themselves into an anemone.