Director of Oscar´s Lovers for 2022/23 Edition
Lottie Andersen is a trilingual actress (English - French - Danish), screenwriter, and director based between Paris and Copenhagen.
Drawn to the worlds of identity theft, manipulation, cybersecurity, modelling, psychological thrillers, and true crime drama, Lottie has explored a variety of artistic mediums in her journey.
At the age of 19, Lottie wrote the book 'Livet som model' (Life as a Model), which was initially published by Rosenkilde and later republished by SAGA Egmont. Based on her early experiences in the turbulent and chaotic world of fashion and modeling, the book was released as a guide to prepare younger models for the industry, navigating its ups and downs.
Most recently, Lottie starred in the feature film "La Bête" (The Beast), directed by Bertrand Bonello which premiered at Mostra Venice Film Festival 2023. Her acting showreel is available here.
Lottie's directorial film debut "Oscar’s Lovers," is a dark comedy that addresses cyberbullying and which premiered at the Paris Film Awards and received awards from various festivals, including the Accolade Global Film Competition for Best Script.
Her original true crime/thriller TV series Fashion Paranoia is in development with a Danish producer.
Lottie is currently building her team for her next two short movies and a limited TV series which further explore the themes of manipulation and identity.
What is your project about?
Arthur, an aspiring writer, and Jade, an influencer, realize that they are dating the same person, Oscar. Both believing themselves to be Oscar's official partner, they decide to meet. But who is Oscar really?
What are your ambitions with your project?
My intention with this short film is to shed light on the issue of cyberbullying, which deserves more attention due to its evolving nature, but I aim to do so in a light and comedic manner.
Additionally, I went through a period of struggle as a screenwriter for a long time. Shooting this movie proved to be an empowering experience, and the success of the short gave me the confidence to believe in my own ideas and follow through with them.
Tell us something about your shooting. What pleasantly surprised you?
We had to shoot everything in one day due to budget restrictions. In the middle of the day, I had a thought: 'You'll never see these people again, you're making them work so hard that they'll hate you forever.' However, a little later, the Director of Photography (DP) looked at me and said, 'I love the ambitious spirit of everyone here,' and I realized that the entire set was just as ambitious as myself. We all wanted results, and despite finishing at 1 am, a good part of the team stayed until 5 am, laughing and having fun.
The next morning, as we returned the materials, I looked up and saw a coffee shop named 'Jade' right in front of me. At that moment, the title of the short was 'Mission Jade.' I couldn't help but think it was a sign that I was onto something good. And during this time, there were many coincidences like that.
Why should distributors buy your film?
My movie is both enjoyable and efficient, tackling the serious issue of cyberbullying, which is a growing problem worldwide. In the United States, a staggering 41% of the adult population has experienced cyberbullying, yet catfishing, a related issue, is not considered a crime. It's clear that legislation is struggling to keep pace with the rapidly evolving technological landscape, where developments like Deepfakes and AI-generated photos are outpacing our expectations.
Which topics interest you the most?
Manipulation, identity theft, catfishing, cyberbullying, romance scammers, manipulation, true crime.