Directors / Anna Rose Holmer

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Anna Rose Holmer is an Independent Spirit Someone to Watch winner and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film.  


It was her critically acclaimed narrative feature debut, ‘The Fits’ (Venice 2015, Sundance 2016) that landed her squarely on the industry’s radar. The New York Times called ‘The Fits’ “a dreamy, beautifully syncopated coming-of-age tale.” More recently, Anna co-directed (with Saela Davis) ‘Healing,’ for Girls Who Code’s ‘isterh>>d’ series for International Day of the Girl. It features vocals by Lizzo, Madame Gandhi, and Seattle’s Northside Step Team. She also directed an episode of Netflix mystery series ‘The OA’ (co-created and starring Brit Marling), and an exquisite black and white music video starring Natalie Portman for James Blake’s ‘My Willing Heart.’ Other credits include ‘Moonlight x Alvin Ailey’ for the Nowness Just Dance film series, an original dance piece that pays homage to Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight choreographed by Alvin Ailey’s Robert Battle.