Anni Finsterer is an Actor, Voice Over Artist, Writer, Singer, Director, Producer and Acting Coach in Theatre, Film and Television. She is represented by Sophie Jermyn Management in Sydney.
As an actor for the stage Anni has performed in In Real Life for Darlinghurst Theatre, The Trouble with Harry for Mardi Gras, Parramatta Girls for Parramatta Riverside, Poor Superman, The Threepenny Opera, Antony & Cleopatra, The Loaded Ute and The Women of Troy, for the Sydney Theatre Company: Ray’s Tempest, Jesus Hopped the A Train and The Threepenny Opera for Belvoir Street; Othello for the Bell Shakespeare Company; The World’s Wife and Macbeth for the Melbourne Theatre Company; Gilgamesh for Queensland Theatre Company, Rabbit for the Griffin Theatre Company and Kimberly Akimbo for Ensemble Theatre. Independent theatre productions include Scissors Paper Rock, Beneath Heaven and Kaddish for Keene/Taylor Theatre Company, Lenz, for Melbourne Festival, a tour of Asia and Europe in A Christmas Carol with American Drama Group Europe and writing, performing and producing her one woman show Gravegnomes, and a series of comedy skits performed as ‘one of The Boys’ at Harold Park Hotel.
Anni received an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama for 3 Acts of Murder.
Feature films include Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country, Craig Boreham’s Teenage Kicks, Ingvar Kenne’s The Land, Julia Leigh’s Sleeping Beauty, Scott Hicks’ The Boys Are Back, David Caesar’s Prime Mover, Donna McCrae’s Johnny Ghost, and Queen of the Damned, and Strange Fits Of Passion.
Short films include: Three Stories Inside A Rental Van, Wolf,The Uncertainty Principle,Accidents Will Happen, Damage Control,Touch, Grace, Devine is Dead.
Recent TV: Rake, Secret City, Glitch Season 1 and 2.
As a Director and Producer Anni co-directed and produced the 30 minute film, A Priest in the Family, financed by the Diocese of Broken Bay for local which played both national and international Film Festival’s including Dublin.
She directed and produced, Mental Fiction: a series of short films created by Black Dog Institute Volunteers and screened for Mental health week.
For Theatre: Sunset Estate for Writer’s Onstage
Betrayal in Shakespeare for the Shakespeare Carnival
Carol Ann Duffy’s The Worlds Wife and The Shakespeareadaptation, Shakespeare in 60 Seconds
The Shoehorn Sonata and Stolen for the Education Program
Fast and Fresh Performance Shorts at Parramatta Riverside
The Crucible,Betrayal in Shakespeare,Happiness is a Place called School for Senior Showcase atNewtown Performing Arts
Dario Fo's Taleof a Tiger for a European Tour performed by David Wenham
East by Steven Berkoff and her one woman show, Gravegnomes for La Mama Theatre.
As a Writer
The Burden – novel - current
The V Factor – play - current
Sunshine Boy, Cobbstar Productions – current
The Faculty of Imagination – Feature film - current
The Girl Who Lost her Bounce – novella
The Hunt, 24 Hour Theatre Project 2013 for Red Hot Arts Festival.
School of Life, Australian Script Centre
School of Life, Teacher Notes for Parramatta Riverside Theatre
Shoehorn Sonata, Teacher Notes for Parramatta Riverside Theatre
Happiness is a Place Called School: Showcase Newtown Performing Arts.
Gravegnomes: Baxter, V. (ed.) Telling Time.
Alive and Kicking Sitcom with CBS, America.
Bloodwood: Australian Peoples Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company.
Bloodwood: Teacher Notes for Australian Script Centre.
As a singer, Anni fronts Anni & The Electric Fins. Their sparse, dark and funky contemporary songs of Love, Desire & Indifference cover the folk/blues genre including Gillian Welch and Hurray for the Riff Raff. They have built a fan base from across Sydney with their best of with paired down arrangements played by The Electric Fins and perform regularly at The Gasoline Pony in Marrickville Sydney.
As an Educator in Acting and Film Studies, Anni has combined her passion and experience to teach Drama, Acting and Cinematic Performance. She currently coaches privately.