Biography

Following its World Premiere in Toronto and European Premiere in Zurich, Tell It To The Bees, starring Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger is due for worldwide release in May 2019.

Founder of two award-winning production companies – Cucumber Studios in London, and MJZ (Morton Jankel Zander) in LA, NY and London, Annabel Jankel’s career began directing commercials, title sequences and music videos for Artists such as Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, Tom Tom Club, Miles Davis, Queen and George Harrison. As Co-creator and Co-director of Max Headroom, the character became a world-wide cultural icon, and a recent acquisition of The Museum Of Modern Art in NYC. This led to directing two Hollywood feature films with co-director Rocky Morton. Her commercials career has included directing award-winning commercials for Greenpeace, Speedo, Hallmark, Coca Cola and Bell. 

Jankel directed the award winning TV film Skellig (the Owl Man) from the Carnegie awarded YA novel by David Almond for Sky1 in the UK. She directed the Music and Documentary series Live from Abbey Road and Abbey Road Classics, for Channel 4 in the UK and Sundance Channel in the US, recording over 70 of the world’s leading Artists including Massive Attack, Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sheryl Crow and The Killers.

As a UK and US citizen, Jankel works between London and Los Angeles.

Represented by Sayle Screen.
DGA, DirectorsUK, WFTV, Bafta.

Credits

Max Headroom 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1985
Dead On Arrival 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 1988
Super Mario Bros. 1 episode View
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-   Director 1993
Live From Abbey Road 26 episodes View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2007
Series 1, Episode 1   Director 2007
Series 1, Episode 2   Director 2007
Series 1, Episode 3   Director 2007
Series 1, Episode 4   Director 2007
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Series 1, Episode 6   Director 2007
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Series 1, Episode 8   Director 2007
Series 1, Episode 9   Director 2007
Series 1, Episode 10   Director 2007
Series 1, Episode 11   Director 2007
Series 1, Episode 12   Director 2007
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Series 2, Episode 10   Director 2008
Series 2, Episode 11   Director 2008
Series 2, Episode 12   Director 2008
Series 3, Episode 4   Director 2009
Skellig 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2009
Live On Air 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
Series 1, Episode 1   Director 2011
Live From Abbey Road Classics 32 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Series 1, Episode 2   Director 2015
Series 1, Episode 1   Director 2015
Series 1, Episode 3   Director 2015
Series 2, Episode 2   Director 2016
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Series 3, Episode 6   Director 2016
Series 4, Episode 1   Director 2017
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Series 4, Episode 6   Director 2017
Series 5, Episode 1   Director 2017
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Series 5, Episode 5   Director 2017
Series 5, Episode 6   Director 2017
Series 6, Episode 1   Director 2018
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Series 6, Episode 4   Director 2018
Series 6, Episode 6   Director 2018
Series 7, Episode 1   Director 2018
Series 7, Episode 2   Director 2018
Series 7, Episode 3   Director 2018
Series 7, Episode 4   Director 2018
Series 7, Episode 5   Director 2018
Series 7, Episode 6   Director 2018
Tell It To The Bees 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2017

Skills

  • HD
  • Lecturing
  • Music
  • Live broadcast
  • 3D
  • CGI
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