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."
The Third Movement
World-renowned transgender classical pianist, Sara Davis Buechner, lost a flourishing New York career after transitioning from male to female. The Third Movement is an intimate documentary portrait that explores Sara’s yearning to earn back her spot on the world stage. As Sara dreams about a comeback, she helps guide the next generation of piano greats on their rise to the top. Ultimately, the film is a creative and nuanced depiction of an artist who demonstrates unrelenting determination in the face of trans-targeted discrimination.
Director: Josephine Anderson Camera: Andrew Coppin, Josephine Anderson Editing: Jocelyne Chaput, Josephine Anderson Sound Design & Mix: Xavier Prat Colorist: David Tomiak Assistant Color: Ryan Mance Intern: Genevieve Cruz
Sara Davis Buechner Peemanat Kittimontreechai Hannah Han
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
A tiny film about love from the perspective of an 8-year-old boy.
Directed, Produced, Edited: Josephine Anderson Produced with: DOXA Connexions Youth Forum Supported by: DOXA Documentary Film Festival; National Film Board of Canada Featuring: Angus Seabrook Screened: DOXA Documentary Film Festival