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Based on true events from the early 1900s, “Jack and Anna” tells the story of a young couple whose happy life on their farm is suddenly shattered when Jack’s biggest secret is revealed: the fact that he is a woman named Helen. After the revelation, Helen is put on trial for cross-dressing and same-sex marriage.

Director's Bio:

Ksenia Ivanova is a Chicago-based filmmaker. Originally from Russia, she has dreamed of being a filmmaker since her childhood. Ksenia attended The Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) and while a student worked on Russian TV shows for several years. After graduating from Moscow Film School, she continued to work on TV shows and made three independent projects as a film producer and director. Ksenia’s films have been screened at a multitude of film festivals around the globe where she has won quite a few awards.

  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Northwest Premiere
  • Rating
  • Director
    Ksenia Ivanova
  • Screenwriter
    Savannah Oakes, Ksenia Ivanova
  • Producer
    Eva Herndon, Mika Santiaguel
  • Executive Producer
    Ksenia Ivanova
  • Cast
    Kate Smith, Brookelyn Hébert
  • Cinematographer
    Madelyn Momano
  • Editor
    Geoffrey B. Foote
  • Production Design
    Warren DeCastro, Charlotte Walters
  • Sound Design
    Erin Horne
  • Music
    Ryan Krause