❋ Directed & edited by - Anouska Samms 

❋ Producer - Anna Fywell

❋ Cinematography - Joshua Loftin, Kathryn MacCorgarry Gray, Anouska Samms

❋ Art Director - Greg Bradlaugh

❋ Art Assistants - Claire Esnault, Javie Huxley 
❋ Sound Recordist - Kathryn MacCorgarry Gray
❋ Sound Mix - Calum Sample
❋ Composer - Fredrick Waxman

❋ Colourist and Animator - Radu Rojas Oprean

❋ BFI Screening (UK Competition London Short Film Festival), 2023

Capturing the tender and messy moments, It’s Not Perverse, It’s Mothers (14 mins, 2022), is a chaotic portrait of mothers and daughters. The film comically, yet tenderly seeks clarity on a curious hair-dying ritual passed down through five generations of women in the director’s family. The ritual, seemingly unquestioned before the making of the film, shows the difficulties in attempting to recapture a familial story that can be too revealing or difficult to accept. 

The film explores the same maternal ritual that informs my sculptural work.

The vessel, Angel, (10cm x 12cm, human hair, air dry clay, 2020), was created to accompany the film when exhibited.