Life hasn't turned out as expected for Sara Davis Buechner, a classical pianist who once had a bourgeoning New York career. But she's not done trying. As a new generation of piano greats rises to the top, Sara practices amid an expanse of unimpressive high rises, and contemplates the course of things.
The Sticking Place is an online interactive documentary about Leah Callahan, a Canadian freestyle wrestler on a journey to achieve her lifelong dream of competing at the Olympic Games. The Sticking Place brings the fierce wrestler’s victories, defeats and resolute authenticity to viewers as a unique, dynamic and engaging film. Directed and produced by Josephine Anderson & Brittany Baxter.
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Webby Award Honoree (2013) Pixel Award: People’s Choice (2012) Pixel Award: Best Sports Project (2012) Digi Award Nominee, Best Web Series: Non-Fiction (2012) IDFA DocLab, Online Database Selection (2012) DOXA Film Festival, Panel Speaker (2012) IndieWire Project of the Week (2011) Whistler Film Festival Digital Media Lab (2011)
Co-Directors, Co-Producers, Co-Editors: Josephine Anderson & Brittany Baxter Associate Producer: Mercedes Grant Web Programmers: Alvin Yip & Deirdra Kiai Web Support: Jason Harley & Dan Anderson Composer: Ian William Craig Animation & Design: Su-An Ng Sound Design: John Diemer Story Mentor: Moira Simpson
"The combination of online distribution, interactivity and crowd-funding represented by “The Sticking Place” might well represent the dawn of a new filmed-entertainment industry, one driven by the passion of filmmakers and audiences rather than corporate agendas and the drive for profit. That has enormous promise for rich, personal, intimate stories told in innovative ways."
Profiling the vision of Vancouverites who have chosen to breathe new life into places with historic value in their neighbourhoods, the series gives insight into the history, social dynamic, and architectural design that combine to shape Vancouver’s diverse cityscape. Created by Josephine Anderson & Brittany Baxter in partnership with Vancouver Heritage Foundation, Restoring Community is a three-part documentary series for Telus Optik Local TV.
Broadcaster: Telus Optik Local TV
Lost at Sea
This is the story of the time my grandma got stuck in a lobster boat with only one oar, and thought she was going to be lost at sea. She was 17 at the time.
A tiny film about love from the perspective of an 8-year-old boy.
Directed, Produced, Edited: Josephine Anderson Produced through DOXA Connexions Youth Forum, with support from DOXA Documentary Film Festival and the National Film Board of Canada. Featuring: Angus Seabrook Screened: DOXA Documentary Film Festival
The first documentary I ever made, as a 22-year-old film school student. Featuring two university janitors, Leslee Adrian and Serena Kohls.