A short documentary produced by CBC about how Vancouver drag icon Berlin Stiller went from serving up Big Macs to serving up her own full fantasy.
It was such a privilege to direct and edit this project for "Canada's a Drag" web series from CBC Arts, featuring nine drag performers across the country, and showcasing the true North strong and fabulous.
DIRECTOR: JOSEPHINE ANDERSON CINEMATOGRAPHY: FARZINE MACRAE EDITOR: JOSEPHINE ANDERSON PRODUCTION ASSSISTANT: RAMA LUKSIARTO SERIES PRODUCERS: MERCEDES GRUNDY AND PETER KNEGT PACKAGING: CHANEL KLEIN TITLES DESIGNER: HOPE LITTLE
I was recently commissioned by the Canada Council to create a portrait of curator Glenn Alteen, 2018 recipient of the Governor General's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Contemporary Visual and/or Media Arts.
Created by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Governor General of Canada, the awards celebrate Canada’s vibrant arts community and recognize remarkable careers in the visual and media arts. Each year, the awards honour up to 7 artists for their artistic achievements, and one person for their outstanding contribution to contemporary visual and/or media arts.
National Gallery of Canada (2018) Air Canada (2018) VIA Rail (2018) Rideau Hall (2018)
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: JOSEPHINE ANDERSON CINEMATOGRAPHY: ANDREW COPPIN EDITED BY: JOSEPHINE ANDERSON CAMERA ASSISTANT: MILENA SALAZAR PRODUCTION ASSSISTANT: KAT JAYME STORY CONSULTANT: JOELLA CABALU
360 VR DOCUMENTARY IN DEVELOPMENT
Limestone has been the lifeblood of Texada Island (population 800) for generations. But shifting forces in the global supply chain are causing everything in this tiny community to change. In this immersive portrait of Canada's only industrialized Gulf Island, a remote community confronts its uncertain future.
Detailed project materials + imagery available upon request.
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