Anna wakes in a place she does not recognise, confronted with a puzzle she cannot piece together. Tortoise tells the story of a unique mother-daughter relationship, in which maternal love is put to the ultimate test.

The Team

Writer & Director Alexandra Maher

Producer Victoria Hollup 

Cinematography  Karl Poyzer

Music Erland Cooper


Emily Beecham  Anna

Eileen Davies Mim

Freya Jones 

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Manchester International Film Festival (March 21) Worldwide Premiere

LA Shorts International Film Festival (July 21)

Flickers Rhode Islands (August 21)

The Jane Austen International Film Festival (September 21)

Uppsala Short Film Festival (October 21)

Underwire Festival (March 2022)

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Short Film Funding

DEADLINE Thursday 9 May 2024 - Funding of up to £25,000 is available to support the production costs of fiction films, in both live-action and…

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Our Short Film Fund Slate

Learn more about the slate of films supported by BFI NETWORK Short Film Funding here in the Midlands.

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