Anne Flournoy

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Anne Flournoy
Anne Flournoy, 2012, NYC Filmmaker.jpg
Born (1952-04-28) April 28, 1952 (age 68)
OccupationScreenwriter, producer, director
Years active1982–current
Spouse(s)Mark M. Green (m. 1985-)

Anne Flournoy (born April 28, 1952) is an American writer, producer and film director, best known for the webseries The Louise Log.[1]


Anne Flournoy's first short film, Louise Smells a Rat, was made in 1982[2] by recutting snippets of other peoples' films and borrowing a song. The total budget, just over $1,000,[3] went on lab fees.[1] Louise Smells a Rat is "an elliptical spy story, set to a driving merengue by Johnny Ventura. It was made from twenty-four hours of discarded 16mm prints, distilled down to four and a half minutes."[4] Louise Smells a Rat premiered at the New York Film Festival.[1] The film can be seen on YouTube.[5] In 1985 Louise Smells a Rat was shown at the 29th London Film Festival[6]

The short film Nadja Yet was made in 1983. It is a story of obsessive teen love, adapted from Turgenev, and starred Jenny Wright.[7]

The feature film How To Be Louise[8] is a "coming-of-age story about an insecure young woman who has a lousy job, great expectations and a confused idea of what it means to be a woman".[9] It had its US premiere in 1990 in competition at the Sundance Film Festival,[10] its European premiere in the Panorama at the Berlin International Film Festival, and was awarded a three star rating by the New York Post.[4]

The webseries The Louise Log is a comedy dealing with "the confessions of a New York City wife and mother hell-bent on getting it right in spite of ... her over-active inner voice."[11] The series was launched on the last day of 2007, in a desperate bid to break out of a cycle of delays.[12] Christine Cook[13] played Louise in the first two series—Morgan Hallett took over in the third--"a woman dealing with her husband, kids, an elaborate ensemble of notable characters, and her ... humorously overactive inner voice".[14] The series has completed 44 episodes to date, with more in the pipeline.[15]

The Independent included Flournoy on their list of 10 Filmmakers To Watch in 2012.[16]

Awards and honors[edit]

Flournoy was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1991.[1][17]


  • 1982: Louise Smells a Rat
  • 1983: Nadja Yet
  • 1990: How To Be Louise
  • 2007: The Louise Log, episode 1
  • 2008: The Louise Log, episodes 2-11
  • 2009: The Louise Log, episodes 12-16
  • 2010: The Louise Log, episodes 17-23
  • 2011: The Louise Log, episodes 24-28
  • 2012: The Louise Log, episodes 29-34
  • 2014: The Louise Log, episodes 35-44

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Internet Revolution How the Internet Revamped My Filmmaking Career
  2. ^ Louise Smells a Rat Archived 2011-08-02 at the Wayback Machine British Film Institute
  3. ^ MidLife Bloggers Archived 2011-10-16 at the Wayback Machine The Louise Log
  4. ^ a b Anne Flournoy Biography
  5. ^ Louise Smells a Rat on YouTube
  6. ^ British Film Institute
  7. ^ Nadja Yet Anne Flournoy website
  8. ^ New York Times How To Be Louise
  9. ^ IMDb How to be Louise
  10. ^ Sundance Film Festival How To Be Louise
  11. ^ Website Archived October 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine The Louise Log
  12. ^ Adelaide Screenwriter Interview with Anne Flournoy
  13. ^ IMDb Christine Cook
  14. ^ Times Square Newsletter Archived 2011-10-26 at the Wayback Machine Anne Flourney – A Dream Realized
  15. ^ Facebook The Louise Log
  16. ^ "10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2012". Independent Media Publications. June 12, 2012. Archived from the original on 22 June 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  17. ^ Wikipedia List of Guggenheim Fellowships awarded in 1991