Black King Down

Ernest, late 50s, is an intellectual womanizer who has everything; a dreamed family and exciting lovers. In order to keep everybody happy and his peace of mind, he strategically plans every move. The moment his son introduces his fiancée, the world of lust that he has methodically built, for years, collapses instantly.

  • Anna Spyrou
  • Anna Spyrou
  • Lena Pousette
  • Anna Spyrou
  • Steve Voldseth
    Key Cast
  • Nancy Van Iderstine
    Key Cast
  • Sammy Elliott
    Key Cast
  • Alexis Figueroa
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 54 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Sony A7S II
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Director Biography - Anna Spyrou

Anna Spyrou is an awarded writer/director and producer based in Los Angeles. She was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She holds a BA in Graphic Design, and a certificate in Film Directing. After working in advertising as graphic designer, for a decade, she became fascinated by the power of visual storytelling and decided to pursue a career in film. Anna has worked on a number of short films as a writer, director, assistant director, producer, script supervisor, editor, and production designer. She is currently in development of the awarded feature film script Meteora as a co-director and a co-producer. She also has in post-production her documentary Kalado: More from Each Other, which shot in Switzerland, France, and Greece.

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Director Statement

My intention, as a storyteller, with Black King Down is to put an emphasis on actions people take, which may have irreversible consequences.