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Spotlight on ‘A Case of Blue’ actor Annapurna Sriram


One of the feature films being screened this year by the Fort Myers Film Festival is A Case of Blue, in which a recently-retired baby boomer experiences a journey of the soul when he signs up for a life drawing class in New York City and encounters the class’s free-spirited model, who looks identical to a long-lost love from his youth. Annapurna Sriram stars in the role of that free-spirited muse, Amelia.

Sriram is a relative newcomer to narrative features. Her performance as Yazmine in the 2019 film Feral was her first lead in a narrative feature film, and after its premiere at the Sarasota Film Festival, the film was featured at the Sidewalk Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Bushwick Festival (where she won the Outstanding Performance Award), and The Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema World Film Festival. Her short film, Dom, won the Sidewalk Film Festival as Best Narrative Short, and has been programmed at the Brooklyn Film Festival, LES Film Festival, Indie Memphis, New Fest, and the Cucalorus Film Festival.

Other film and TV credits include Kassandra in four episodes of the television series Bonding (2021), Lauren in the 2020 dramedy Give or Take, Lena Remnick in the television mini-series Coup (2020), Cecelia in the short film Doppelganger (2020), Hayley in the short film Secret Men’s Business (2019), Ahana in the short film Carnivore (2018), Jasmine in the 2017 comedy In Case of Emergency, Sara Sprolo in two episodes of the TV series Modern Aliens: A Documentary Periodical (2017), Cooper in the short film Girl Friends (2017), Abby in America Adrift (2016), Molecular Water Healer in the 2017 sci-fi Why I Eat Bread, Odette in five episodes of the television series The Blacklist (2016), Jennifer in the short film The Real Award (2016), Meera in the TV series The Path (2016), Paula in the short The Lost Flowers (2016), Terri in the TV series Billy & Billie (2016), Tara Mohr in three episodes of the TV series Billions (2016), Diversi-Tay in five episodes of the TV series South of Hell (2015), Charlene Little in the short Blood Over Broadway (2009), herself in the short The Tulip Grower (2005) and Annabelle in the short film Dip, Snip and Zip (2004).

Annapurna also has a handful of films that have either been completed or are in post-production, including Continue (Taryn), Measure of Revenge, the TV Movie Work Wife and the short film Terzetto.

Sriram has also spent time on stage doing live theater. Prominent stage credits include the origination of “Reshma” in Jesse Eisenberg’s The Spoils (which was directed by Scott Elliot for The New Group) and later reprised the role on the West End in London at Trafalgar Studios, and Wallace Shawn’s United States premiere of Evening at the Talkhouse (along side Matthew Broderick).

Annapurna went to Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts, where she studied for a year in London at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, and was chosen to perform as part of the Sam Wanamaker Festival.

April 18, 2021.

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