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Anita Ross, 'Cloud Piercer', & Film Fatales

I 'met' Anita Ross five years ago, through her blog,  Ophelia Thinks Hard . This is how she introduces herself there– I'm an actress, a writer, mum to a gorgeous, funny and exceedingly clever little boy, and a proud Wellingtonian. I am inching my way closer to being a working actress. This is my journey. Soon, she'll take her feature project about climber Freda Du Faur,  Cloud Piercer , to the Stowe Story Labs, where mentors include Amy Hobby, Anne Hubbell and Elizabeth Kaiden of Tangerine Entertainment, casting director Ellen Parks and Anne Rosellini, co-writer of  Winter's Bone . And she's just founded Wellington's Film Fatales, modelled on the New York Film Fatales. So I asked her: And. And. And. How did you come so far so fast? You have a masters law degree, in human rights. When and why did you shift from law to acting and then to writing?  Pure stubbornness? I had spent about six years studying law but I was never particularly passionate