Private Project

The Annamoe Pleasure

This experimental Art-house short film tells a story of a Mother who had just lost her child, coping with the grief she is also trying to fix the fractured relationship with her partner.

  • Arun Natarajan
  • Linda Ryan
  • Linda Ryan
    Key Cast
  • Keith Brady
    Key Cast
  • Paulo Albuquerque
    Key Cast
    "Man in the Bar"
  • David Rollins
    Key Cast
    "Museum Hand 1"
  • Arun Natarajan
    Key Cast
    "Museum Hand 2"
  • Arun Natarajan
  • Linda Ryan
  • Maximillian Alexander
  • Sebastian Stephenson
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Art-House
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 14, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    350 USD
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
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Director Biography - Arun Natarajan

Filmmaker based out of Dublin, Ireland.

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Director Statement

This is my debut short film. It was a great learning experience to work on this material with writer/actress Linda Ryan to tell this very personal and human story.

The Annamoe pleasure is based on a novel by Robert Hellenga called the 16 pleasures.

The 16 pleasures are paintings, and a student takes herself off to Italy to help restore them after extreme flooding.

This story is based on a husband and wife who have lost a child. The mother is an art historian and has volunteered to help restore the “Annamoe Pleasure” based in Dublin, this opportunity helps with her grief and her relationship.

It provides a place for her to accept the loss of the child and repair and rebuild her and her partners relationship which has be challenged through this experience.

We decided to present this story in black and white with very little dialog and music to underline the characters emotions and the overall melancholic nature of the material.

We'd be just thrilled to screen it for an audience. We hope you enjoy!