YÜGENIGMA

YÜGENIGMA dives into the psychology of memory in all its realness and unrealness, interweaving true defining moments using verbatim speech and surrealist dramaturgies. This film replays six different people’s real memories, combined into one dizzying fever dream.

  • Anna Prall
    Director
    Undercover Midwives
  • Anna Prall
    Writer
    Undercover Midwives
  • Anna Prall
    Producer
  • Anna Prall
    Key Cast
    Lockdown Dating, Undercover Midwives, play [pause]
  • India Jaye
    Key Cast
  • Jax Heath
    Key Cast
  • Joshua Radford
    Digital Content Designer
  • Ellis Smith
    Audio Producer
  • Henry Slater
    Lighting Designer
  • Georgia Parkhill
    Stage Manager
  • Harrison Derbyshire
    Production Manager
  • Anna Prall
    Cinematographer
    Undercover Midwives
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Surreal, Psychological
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    45 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
  • Runt of the Litter
    Hackney, London
    United Kingdom
    December 9, 2021
    London Premiere
    Official Selection
  • CAF, The Others
    Stoke Newington, London
    United Kingdom
    January 7, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Anna Prall

Anna Prall recently graduated with a First Class Honours in BA (Hons) European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College, where she trained in multiple contemporary, interdisciplinary and collaborative theatre making practices. Her additional training at Eòlia Escola Superior d’Art Dramàtic deepened her flair for psychological realism, with particular skills in Daulte technique. Intensive classes with Catalan directors Josep Galindo and Judith Collel shaped and inspired Prall's practice as a film director. She made her first mockumentary, 'Undercover Midwives', in collaboration with state of the [art] collective as part of a devised interactive web series 'play [pause]'. 'YÜGENIGMA' is her first entirely self-made work, made as her practical dissertation in her third year of drama school.

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Director Statement

I am a vibrant artist with proud Cumbrian roots. I have a fervent energy which permeates throughout my practice and work ethics, creating interdisciplinary theatre and films that feature a strong sociopolitically-charged streak. I am an actor, theatre and filmmaker who is committed to challenging social injustices as well as bringing communities together.