ACTOR . WRITER . ARTIST
Ani is a Melbourne based actress who has passionately pursued the arts from an early age, touring various Shakespeare plays, for the annual Maffra Shakespeare Festival, and collaborating, as well as performing in her school's musical productions.
In 2015, Ani completed a Meisner Acting Intensive course in NYC with the Ward Acting Studio.
On returning to Melbourne, she has landed numerous roles, in music videos, independent short films, national advertisements and was one of the leads in the national ad campaign for International Women's Day, '50 Shades of No', which gained a nomination for a glass Lion award at Canne Film Festival.
Most recently the award winning short, 'Pirouette' in which she performed as the lead, is due to screen at Monsterfest at Cinema Nova, on the 7th of December 2020.
Ani is also a writer and while in stage 4 isolation due to COVID-19 wrote, directed and created a spoof soap opera with her housemates called, 'Isolation Island', released on vimeo and instagram.
She also writes short stories and poetry, of which a piece of the latter, was published in an independent art journal called, 'Tenderness', in 2015.
In 2018 she became an ambassador and contributor to the Yes Queen, an online initiative aimed at tackling bullying in the workplace.
Below are links to some of Ani's recent work.
ANI PRIYO - 2020 SHOWREEL
July 20, 2020
Ani's curent acting showreel.
GIRLBOSS | COMEDY | AUS ACCENT
May 19, 2020
Monologue taken from the show Girlboss.
EYES WIDE SHUT | DRAMA/MYSTERY | U.S. ACCENT
April 10, 2020
Monologue taken from the film Eyes wide shut.
SHOWREEL SCENE - MIND HUNTER, CARR & TENCH
Feb 6, 2020
Taken from the show Mind Hunter, season 2.
BILLY FOX'S, 'LET'S BE HONEST', MUSIC VIDEO.
April 16, 2019
Won for best colour at the Clipped.tv music video festival 2019.
Directed - Alex Campbell
DOP - David Mckinner
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY CAMPAIGN, '50 SHADES OF NO'.
March 17, 2018
Campaign created for International women's day, to raise awareness around the issues surrounding consent.
Directed by Annelise Hickey for the Otto Empire Production Company.
Nominated for a Glass Lion at Cannes Film Festival.
ISOLATION ISLAND | DIRTY DEEDS | EPISODE 1
August 9, 2020
First episode of Isolation Island written, directed and edited by Ani Priyo.
AILEEN MONOLOGUE | DRAMA | SOUTHERN US ACCENT
This monologue is taken from the film Monster, performed with a southern accent for practice, unlike the real Aileen.
"Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what's apparently different, then finding myself in there."