A story of the unbreakable poles of two sister cubs.

  • Shardé Anne
  • Shardé Anne
  • Shardé Anne
  • Jessica Stafford-Ewing
  • Jessica Stafford-Ewing
    Key Cast
  • Shardé Anne
    Key Cast
  • Stewart Tyrrell
    Cinematography & Editing
  • Tfer Newsome
    Sound Designer
  • Melissa J. King
    Location Sound
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    7 minutes 48 seconds
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    June 14, 2023
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Director Biography - Shardé Anne

Actor, writer, and now director, Shardé Anne is also a Graphic Designer working in Architecture. With a decade of Brisbane Theatre and Festival performances including This Wide Night, along with her work in local and International films from 'San Andreas' to 'Swinging Safari', to her leading role in 'Brisbane' – The Movie, Shardé is an accomplished performer both on screen and stage. Shardé is represented by BMEG.

'Janabear' is Shardé’s first short as a writer/director.

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Director Statement

'Janabear' explores the relationship of two polar opposite sisters, through the memory of one and the written word of the other. We dive into the core of how they love, lived and struggled to understand each-other. It questions how we search for understanding and meaning where there often isn't an answer and how when one moves away there is often very little we can do but relive the life we had with them, feeling the loss of their daily presence.

A functional retelling to shine a light on how easy it is for those we love to move away and all we have left is an echo of who they were before they left. Stylistically I wanted to keep the story simple and real with the hope that it shines a light on a global issue that sees millions of families oceans apart.