It's Nothing

It's Nothing

Directed by Anna Maguire

Genre Fiction
Country Canada, UK
Year 2019
Length 16 min
Formats DCP
Sound 5.1
Version Original English Version


Recent graduate, Robin, returns to her parents’ house and obsessively starts to dig a hole, encouraged by an impossibly perfect girl; but as she digs, she heads further down a path of self-destruction.


family relationships, human relationships, self harm, lonelyness, madness, fear


Anna is British/Canadian writer, director and actress. Her directorial work has screened at festivals including TIFF, Palm Springs, POFF Black Nights and the BFI London Film Festival where she was nominated for Best Short Film with Your Mother and I in 2016. She has won awards at Rhode Island International Film Festival, The London Short Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival and Underwire Film Festival among others and was long listed for a BAFTA and nominated for Best Short Film at the London Critics’ Circle. As an actress, Anna recently performed in Kim Nguyen’s latest feature THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT alongside Salma Hayek, Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgard. She is currently writing her first feature film.


Robin: Emily Piggford
The Girl: Cara Gee
Kelly: Niamh Wilson



Jessica Adams, Amanda Lo, Anna Maguire


Julia Lederer


Guy Godfree


Helen Kotsonis

EDITING Maureen Grant
Sound Peter Boivin, Martin Lee
Music Ben Fox


Toronto Int. Film Festival, Canada |2019| Official Competition