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Hey, I'm Anna!

Boston, Massachusetts

I discovered my passion for film at Harvard College, where I studied film theory, history, and narrative structure. Upon graduation, I began a career in production for the nationally-broadcast program MASTERPIECE at WGBH, Boston’s PBS station. The position has taught me not only the organizational skills needed for film production, but also the kind of consistent, collaborative communication needed as a director. I have written, directed, and/or produced a variety of short pieces—including shareable social videos, short documentaries, and interviews with world-class talent. 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

The Sympathy Card

Boston Feature
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

When Emma’s cancer takes a turn, she presents her wife Josie a deathbed order: find someone new while Emma is still around to help.

85%

This project got the green light!

Pozole

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.

112%

This project got the green light!

Rose is a Rose is a Rose - Post Production

Culver City Short
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Old school technophobe grapples with social media, pea soup and millennials in hopes of reclaiming his long lost love.

90%

This project got the green light!

Moonwalk With Me

Los Angeles Short
Family, Fantasy

Ben has a strange trait--he floats. When Juno realizes her father is ready to let go, she does everything in her power to keep him grounded.

110%

This project got the green light!

TOPLESS

Seattle Short
Drama, LGBTQ

TOPLESS is a narrative short film that follows two strangers as they undergo breast removal operations for very different reasons.

80%

This project got the green light!

Bad Ally

New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Mix, a white trans person, and Harriet, a black cis woman, navigate NYC as artists, allies, activists, and fierce, femmillenial friends.

88%

This project got the green light!

The Vigilante Chronicles (Campaign)

Philadelphia Series
Action, Drama

A teenage girl is faced to crime, police brutality, sexual identity, after she gains enhanced human abilities.

92%

This project got the green light!

Dirt Pilot

Los Angeles Series
Crime, Drama

When a Native girl is found, another goes missing. While police are caught up in jurisdicition, it falls to her older sister to find her.

90%

This project got the green light!

Keep Oxford Film Festival Going!

Oxford Festival
Filmmaker Resource, Global Celebration

Help us celebrate our 15th anniversary in style!

111%

This project got the green light!

Wolves Inside

Austin Short
Western, Drama

A female-led western that explores the duality of good and evil that struggles within us all and the unexpected path it leads us.

118%

This project got the green light!

The Adulterer

New Orleans Series
Drama, Film-Noir

A one night affair and the ensuing relationships that last a lifetime...

87%

This project got the green light!

Rest Stop

Yucaipa Short
Drama, Thriller

An author has to decide on whether to help a stranger in need or go on with his life at a rest stop in the middle of the night.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Long Goodbye

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Family

Troubled by his Grandfather's sudden surgery, Matt's last minute visit accidentally exposes a truth no one is prepared to face.

91%

This project got the green light!

Wise Gals

Boston Short
Crime, Drama

In an alternate 1980s underground, organized crime is ruled by women. Up-and-coming mobster Sophia is ready to take the throne.

100%

This project got the green light!

Zen is Now: The Kwan Um School of Zen Today

Portland Feature
Documentary

Where the Kwan Um School of Zen is today

101%

This project got the green light!

Desert Trilogy

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Fantasy

The desert links three stories: A child ghost haunts her father, an estranged sister asks a final favor, and a cowboy meets unlikely angels.

87%

This project got the green light!

The Mouse and The Lion

New York Short
Drama, Romance

When a stranger collapses on her doorstep in the thick of a blizzard, a young woman makes a choice that will unravel a lifetime of secrets.

88%

This project got the green light!

Let 'Em Know You're There

Austin Short
Documentary, Sport

A celebration of a man holding an amazing piece forgotten NBA history while battling Alzheimer's.

86%

This project got the green light!

The Chrysalis (formerly The Caterpillar & The Butterfly)

Hamden Short
Thriller, Drama

Two sisters who constantly butt heads over guys are snowed into a warehouse, where they form a relationship with a mysterious runaway.

119%

This project got the green light!

Brujos

Chicago Series
Drama, LGBTQ

Brujos is a queer-of-color web series that follows four gay Latino grad students... who are also witches!

81%

This project got the green light!

THORP

Danbury Feature
Comedy, Sci-Fi

After leaving Earth in the late 80's, an alien returns to reconnect with his best friend, in a world now obsessed with technology.

115%

This project got the green light!

Prepare Yourselves Accordingly

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Laura has terminal cancer. She's 25. After deciding to die on her own terms, she will say goodbye to her loved ones in an unusual fashion.

102%

This project got the green light!

The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story

Oakland Series
Comedy, Documentary

The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story

109%

This project got the green light!

STRAY Season 2

New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A bromantic comedy about a brash gay dude and a nerdy straight guy navigating sexuality, friendship, and relationships in New York City.

81%

This project got the green light!

Montana

New York Short
Drama, Mystery

Two psychologists with unconventional methods open a therapeutic school for troubled teens while struggling with their own traumatic past.

104%

This project got the green light!

Poster Boy

San Francisco Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

In this silent comedy film, Stuart sees himself on a poster and has no idea how he got there.

116%

This project got the green light!

Mutiny

New York Short
Horror, Thriller

There's no running from the enemy inside you

91%

This project got the green light!

Gun To The Heart

Orange Short
Drama, Thriller

What would you do if there was a gun staring you right in the face?

83%

This project got the green light!

The Mother Lode

Hoboken Series
Comedy

A positive parenting mother faces the underbelly of motherhood with the help of her dead father, an old friend, and a TV producer.

81%

This project got the green light!

Second Assault

Los Angeles Short
Documentary

Twelve years after being sexually assaulted on her college campus, Jillian embarks on a journey to confront the past.

113%

This project got the green light!

Millennial Renaissance Media

New York Company
Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

Join us in illuminating the voices of millennial women and people of color through high-quality multi-media production services.

99%

This project got the green light!

Aloha

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Family

Aloha follows one new mom's quest to find the perfect birth announcement after the delivery of her baby doesn't go quite as planned.

81%

This project got the green light!

Latter-Day Glory Documentary

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

Two gay ex-Mormons explore their past and discuss the growing number of LGBT Mormon suicides.

87%

This project got the green light!

Escaping Freedom

Portland Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A doubting pastor must question everything he believes when his free-spirited sister challenges his view of what being free truly means.

101%

This project got the green light!

Forever Red

Baltimore Short
Drama, Mystery

Two former intelligence operatives from the cold war reunite 40 years later and are forced to confront a dark secret from their past.

80%

This project got the green light!

Marisol

New York Short
Drama, Foreign Film

When a young mother takes a risk to provide for her daughter, a stranger turns her transgression into a nightmare.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Inner Edge

Old Bridge Township Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A NJ cop struggling with changes in her life, has to save a suicidal stranger to unlock what powers lie within her.

122%

This project got the green light!

Test: A Classic American Story....On Steroids

New Philadelphia Feature
Sport, LGBTQ

A young bodybuilder living in Ohio defies his religious mother when he follows the county's best coach into a world of steroid abuse

376%

This project got the green light!

Mini Lights

Saint Petersburg Feature
Horror

A group of skaters roams the haunted nooks of St. Petersburg Fl. where an unquenchable tragedy watches from the darkness waiting for a host.

155%

This project got the green light!

worst.christmas.ever.

Youngstown Feature
Comedy, Teen

A dark comedy about a 15-year-old girl whose entire world falls apart after she discovers that she's pregnant on Christmas Eve.

106%

This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.

80%

This project got the green light!

By River's Edge

Orange Short
Sci-Fi, Family

A grandfather with Alzheimer's disease rediscovers his dream of reaching the moon when a mysterious, strange girl knocks at his front door.

112%

This project got the green light!

Bloody Maria

Los Angeles Series
Horror, Comedy

Rival catholic school cholas must join together with supernatural powers in order to stop Lupe Velez, an evil chola spirit released in East

86%

This project got the green light!

Stunt Mom

New York Short
Comedy, Family

She's an ordinary mom that cooks and cleans but as a professional stunt woman she also flips, falls and fights!

100%

This project got the green light!

BROTHERS

New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

A group of transgender male friends live, love and bind in Brooklyn.

108%

This project got the green light!

The Wild

Seattle Feature
Documentary, Nature

With time running out for the wild salmon of Bristol Bay, Alaska, one filmmaker asks the question, "How do you save what you love?"

100%

This project got the green light!

Sideways Gravity

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Five best friends must confront their uncertain futures the night before their college graduation.

80%

This project got the green light!

A Day With Dad

Los Angeles Short
Drama

After years of incarceration as a teen, an ill-fated day surfaces as a young father is united with his 10 year old son for the first time.

94%

This project got the green light!

Doors of Mercy

Los Angeles Short
Drama

A single Egyptian woman desperately tries to obtain a birth certificate for her out-of-wedlock baby in Egypt's conservative legal system

80%

This project got the green light!

Hutterite

Sioux Falls Short
Drama

Marigold, a young girl living in a Hutterite Colony must choose between her life in the commune and the freedom of the outside world.

90%

This project got the green light!

Mandated

New York Series
Comedy, Drama

No one thinks they need therapy... until they're in it.

105%

This project got the green light!

Wed-Locked

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

Robert and Denise, a recently married couple, do their best to put differences aside and navigate the beautiful minefield called marriage.

103%

This project got the green light!

Lady Parts Justice in The New World Order

Chicago Feature
Comedy, Documentary

Lizz Winstead's band of Merry Pranksters defends reproductive rights in this documentary by award-winning filmmaker Ruth Leitman.

105%

This project got the green light!

The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop

Boston Short
Drama, Family

After the death of her baby sister, a 7-year-old girl, with the help of an imaginary friend, creates an extraordinary world to save her fami

100%

This project got the green light!

Presley Dent

Los Angeles Short
Animation, Comedy

When Betty lands a job campaigning for populist Presley Dent, she discovers her favorite candidate isn't as honest as she hoped.

80%

This project got the green light!

Butterflies

New York Short
Drama

Butterflies is a dark look at the psychological affects of bullying on Melanie as she navigates her way through high school.

102%

This project got the green light!

Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Technophobe Davy Ludd is dragged online by a hipster co-worker in the meandering quest to find his long lost sweetheart Rose.

106%

This project got the green light!

The Boy Who Lived in a Tree

Glen Ellyn Short
Drama, Fantasy

A young boy must choose between the fantastical tree that has cared for him his whole life or his independence.

111%

This project got the green light!

American Trial

New York Feature
Documentary, Experimental

What if the NYPD was put on trial following the death of Eric Garner? Our Film tells the tale of the trial that never was.

102%

This project got the green light!

LULU

Los Angeles Short
Drama, LGBTQ

"I'm often silent when I'm screaming inside."

111%

This project got the green light!

Women's March - a documentary by TrimTab Media

San Francisco Short
Action, Documentary

On January 21, 2017, millions of women came together in solidarity to march in cities across America.

108%

This project got the green light!

A Rugby Story

Benghazi Feature
Documentary, Sport

A group of rugby players from Benghazi cope with the politics of a civil war as they come together to form Libya’s first national team.

104%

This project got the green light!

Her-POW! New Adventures of Vintage Comic Book Heroines!

Los Angeles Series
Action, Other

All new live-action adventures from 3 heroines from the Golden Age of comic books: The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman!

88%

This project got the green light!

11/9: The Short Film

Orange Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A beat-by-beat depiction of a college party during the night of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

125%

This project got the green light!

Again

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

A man watches Groundhog Day again, and again, and again, as a strange woman fixes him lunch. Will the heart recover what the mind has lost?

107%

This project got the green light!

The After Party

Los Angeles Short
Mystery, Thriller

A well-known party girl stops in a dive bar for a nightcap and discovers she shares a horrific secret with four mysterious women.

110%

This project got the green light!

Royally: An Original Series

New York Series
Comedy

A millennial burnout runs a private princess party company as a front for small-time cons, petty theft, and drug peddling.

102%

This project got the green light!

Annabelle Crane

Orange Short
Drama, Mystery

The story of a novelist who searches for inspiration at a writer's retreat, only to run into the workings of her own mind.

102%

This project got the green light!

Objector

Jerusalem Short
Documentary

A young woman goes to prison for refusing mandatory service in the Israeli military to oppose her country's occupation of Palestine.

114%

This project got the green light!

The Head

Atlanta Feature
Comedy

Drew's head carving has become popular on the internet. Now what does he do with it?

80%

This project got the green light!

Mortality of Dreams

New York Feature
Documentary

In the middle of nowhere Peru, a retired Doctor questions the immortality of dreams while attempting to leave his legacy.

107%

This project got the green light!

6 Love Stories

Atlanta Feature
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Over the course of one afternoon, in six different parts of LA, six couples connect, reconnect, or fall apart. Love Actually meets Magnolia.

105%

This project got the green light!

Broad Strokes

Orange Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

As young filmmakers, we aim to tell stories full of energy, grounded in familiar emotion, and relevant to a 21st century audience.

108%

This project got the green light!

Tinderellas

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

Three single ladies make a bet to find husbands before the year is out- but maybe, just maybe, they'll wind up finding themselves instead.

109%

This project got the green light!

Table 21

St. Louis Short
Comedy, Romance

When the intriguing affairs of a mysterious couple are disrupted, the unpredictable unfolds.

86%

This project got the green light!

Girl Clown the Feature Film

New York Feature
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

A quirky romantic comedy about a mousy woman who attempts to overcome her shyness by becoming a clown. Based on the award-winning short.

118%

This project got the green light!

Trust Me: A Witness Account of The Goatman

Los Angeles Short
Horror, Thriller

A woman follows her boyfriend into the woods for a surprise only to find something far more sinister: the legend of the Goatman.

102%

This project got the green light!

The Great Flip-Off

Philadelphia Feature
Documentary, History

Facing extinction, the last extreme circus bareback riders unite for one final, death-defying performance.

128%

This project got the green light!

Eulogilia

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

A young woman obsessed with writing unconventional eulogies fights to prove her sanity in order to survive group therapy.

100%

This project got the green light!

Hearts of Glass

Jackson Feature
Documentary

The first year in the life of an innovative vertical greenhouse in Jackson, Wyoming that employs community members with disabilities.

111%

This project got the green light!

ANTI-POACHING: Coastal Mozambique

Mozambique Feature
Documentary

Anti-Poaching: Successful Tactics and Strategies.

100%

This project got the green light!

Fallback

Bellevue Short
Sci-Fi, Romantic Comedy

An awkward young woman uses her time traveling oven to practice wooing her crush. But will she get burned in the process?

105%

This project got the green light!

Lola

New York Short
Drama, Foreign Film

A young teenage daughter of an affluent Chinese-American family struggles for control when her past abuser pays her a visit.

81%

This project got the green light!

Camp Reel Stories

Oakland Company
Teen

Camp Reel Stories believes that when women and girls are better represented behind the scenes they will be better reflected on the screen.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Long Haul

Seattle Feature
Comedy, Documentary

Magic Mike meets The Full Monty in a documentary featuring six "Average Joes"

113%

This project got the green light!

L'Appetito Venduto - Sale of An Appetite

Rome Short
Foreign Film, Fantasy

A tramp sells his appetite to a wealthy gentleman. He is offered a very favorable pay, but he's unaware of the burden he's taking on.

126%

This project got the green light!

Three Trembling Cities

New York Series
Drama

A docu-fiction web series - an intimate portrait of the immigrants that make NYC exceptional

83%

This project got the green light!

Step Motion Step

Orange Short
Comedy, Drama

A divorced father reconsiders his profession as a children's birthday party entertainer when his mother unexpectedly passes away.

100%

This project got the green light!

BUZZER

New York Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Two young white women become the perpetrators of a racist incident that leaves them wrestling with who they thought they were.

108%

This project got the green light!

All Against the Sea

New York Short
Drama

Getting back to “us.” Simplifying. Or not.

101%

This project got the green light!

All Exchanges Final

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

What would you trade to save someone you love?

87%

This project got the green light!

DOIN' STUFF!

Chicago Series
Comedy

Five roommates, through teamwork and misguided passion, turn everyday life into absurd misadventures.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Stone & The Stars

Bloomington Short
Drama

The Stone & The Stars is a short film that explores friendship, fear, and how the people we love lead us home.

103%

This project got the green light!

Dime Short (formerly Spare Change)

Denver Short
Comedy, Drama

Sometimes you have to dig a little deeper...

83%

This project got the green light!

The Snare of the Fowler

Chattanooga Feature
Drama, Thriller

An expectant couple enjoy a quiet evening. Unforeseen events unfold and the husband finds himself trying to make it through the night alive.

89%

This project got the green light!

The 9th Annual Brooklyn Pickle Bowl

Brooklyn Short
Comedy

LIZ, the naive president of a Brooklyn pickling competition, aims to create a day of culinary fun for a gaggle of rowdy hipsters.

82%

This project got the green light!

Leche

Brooklyn Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Nina, an 8 year-old outcast albino girl, finds herself the target of a jealous classmate's witch hunt.

82%

This project got the green light!

PERFECTION

Feature
Drama

PERFECTION is an independent feature film about an unlikely love story that proves we are more than our scars...

89%

This project got the green light!

Shooting The Prodigal

Richmond Feature
Comedy

Together a community of strangers faces a series of complications and become believers in more than just themselves.

101%

This project got the green light!

9 Years Without You

Short
Drama

A Cornish mother and her transgendered female-to-male son reunite after 9 years when a very close family member passes away.

111%

This project got the green light!

Ana and Anthony In Love

New York Short
Music, Romance

Two young musicians are falling for each other, but one of them has a serious boyfriend.

100%

This project got the green light!

Film Festival Secrets 2.0

Atlanta
Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

Join the community that will shape the next edition of this practical guide to film festivals.

119%

This project got the green light!

BRIDES TO BE

Seattle Feature
LGBTQ, Thriller

The night before their wedding, two women battle sinister forces to save themselves, and each other.

112%

This project got the green light!

Kinesthesia

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Frustrated at her inability to accurately remember a particular time of happiness in her life, Minny sets out to find it again.

141%

This project got the green light!

Dearly Departed

New York Short
Horror

A young woman dies and awakes in the afterlife to find herself haunted by a malevolent entity.

130%

This project got the green light!

Ticketed

Short
Action, Comedy

A small town cop wishes for a little more action in her life, and action is exactly what she gets when a band of thugs come to town!

82%

This project got the green light!

72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story?

Brooklyn Feature
Drama, Teen

A teenager from BK has a ticket out of the projects and 72 hrs to decide if he’s up to the challenge

81%

This project got the green light!

Assassin

Los Angeles Feature
LGBTQ, Thriller

The story of an assassin, a job gone wrong and the woman she never expected to fall in love with.

84%

This project got the green light!

Cleave

Boston Short
Drama

An average American husband and wife expose what they are most loyal to may be tearing them apart

83%

This project got the green light!

Blackwell Summers Mysteries

New York Series
Action, Mystery

Ladies of Blackwell Summers Detective Agency puts suckas to shame and take them lames out the game!!

100%

This project got the green light!

Three Fingers

Nashville-Davidson Short
Drama, War

The battle continues long after the war...

101%

This project got the green light!

A New York Pair

New York Short
Romantic Comedy

What happens when Molly and Charles must decide between ambition and love in New York City?

121%

This project got the green light!

The Videoblogs

Brooklyn Feature
Drama

A feature film about a lonely young woman who reaches out through The Screen.

108%

This project got the green light!

Little Cabbage

Atlanta Short
Thriller

An eccentric composer in the 1950's is given a magical instrument that distorts her relationships.

106%

This project got the green light!

Directed by Women


Global Celebration

Inviting the world to fall madly in love with & wildly celebrate women filmmakers & their films.

88%

This project got the green light!

CongestedCat Shorts

New York Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Character-driven, stereotype breaking short films about loss from the creators of 'Kelsey.'

120%

This project got the green light!

Time Signature

Brooklyn Short
Sci-Fi

Danielle meets her favorite guitarist, Astra, who reveals that she is a time-traveler.

100%

This project got the green light!

Relationshipwrecked

Short
Comedy

Relationships can be hard. And people can be cruel. But that doesn't mean all hope is lost.

100%

This project got the green light!

Consideration

Ann Arbor Feature
Drama

Would you date a Sugar Daddy to pay off your student loans?

83%

This project got the green light!

Eveningstar Cinema

Brunswick
Film-related Business

Save The Eveningstar Cinema

80%

This project got the green light!

Nyctophobia

Chicago Short
Horror, Thriller

Maybe you should be afraid of the dark...

102%

This project got the green light!

She Lights Up Well

Detroit Feature
Comedy

A struggling actress moves home and directs a production to try and save the community theater.

96%

This project got the green light!

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