It’s not perverse, it’s mothers (14mins), digital video

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.

Selected Screenings:
❋ BFI Screening (UK Competition London Short Film Festival), 2023
❋ The Artist Forum - Festival of the Moving Image, New York

Directed, written & 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