From Noya

Noya suffers from depression and has been battling feelings of hatred towards her younger foster sister for a very long time...She also blames herself for the untimely death of their parents. As Noya finds herself on the verge of ending it all, her life is put into perspective on the night of her sister's engagement dinner. 'From Noya' is a chilling and powerful tale about a troubled soul whose fight to overcome her mental health issues becomes a matter of life or death.

  • Daniel Anderson
    Director
  • Daniel Anderson
    Writer
  • Daniel Anderson
    Producer
  • Katie Bent
    Producer
  • Daniel Alexander
    Producer
  • Husnaa Anderson
    Key Cast
  • Laura Rollins
    Key Cast
  • Seonti Thompson
    Key Cast
  • Laci Grant
    Key Cast
  • Steve Thompson
    Music composition
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 24, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic 2.5k
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Daniel Anderson

Daniel Anderson is an exciting and passionate UK based actor and filmmaker. As an actor, he has worked in TV, Film, Theatre and Radio. It’s only within the last 4 years where he has developed his love for filmmaking. His ‘Docu-drama’ INSIDE OUT won the Best festival film at the Black International Film Festival in 2014 which looked into the realities of resettlement for ex-prisoners. He has also worked on a number of collaborative projects with other artists over the past few years. 'FROM NOYA' is Daniel's latest film.

Daniel knew that he wanted to explore Mental Health in a unique way and also drew upon his own personal battles with his own mental health. ‘From Noya’ is a very important project for Daniel and sheds light on the struggles some people go through. With a team of talented professionals and with his wife Husnaa Anderson playing the title role, he managed to bring the script to life and is now looking forward to sharing this project with the masses.

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Director Statement

“Mental health is a very important issue and my hope for this film is to inspire and motivate people to consider mental health a lot more deeply. The main message that permeates through this film is not to suffer in silence, it digs deep into the mind and experience of a young woman who manages to overcome her pain to the extent she is able to encourage and help others. Film for me has to have a message, it has to have meaning and it has to provide the audience with a platform to discuss, learn and share”.