Annabelle Attanasio is a Brooklyn-based writer and director. Her feature, MICKEY AND THE BEAR, won the Melissa Mathison Award at the HIFF Screenwriters Lab, was a semifinalist for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, and is currently supported by Film Independent and IFP. It was also in the final round of the Women in Film x Blacklist Feature Lab. Her short, FRANKIE KEEPS TALKING, has played festivals nationwide, including Palm Springs, Hamptons, Austin, Mill Valley, and Maryland, and won several awards, including Best Female Protagonist at NFFTY. As an actor, her credits include a heavily recurring role on the second season of Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick", and a series regular on CBS's "Bull" for two seasons. Whether it be acting or filmmaking, Annabelle is committed to depicting strong and steadfast new-age heroines and telling stories that empower female audiences. Since 2014, she has been developing MICKEY AND THE BEAR with the support of the NYU Gallatin, HIFF, IFP, and Film Independent. The film is currently in production on location in Anaconda, Montana.

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