About the team

Anna Rose Holmer (Director, Writer, Producer) was listed as one of Filmmaker Magazine‘s “25 New Faces of Independent Film 2015.” Her narrative directorial debut, The Fits (Venice International Film Festival 2015), is a selection of the Venice Biennale College 2014/2015 and the Sundance Institute Editing Intensive Fellowship. She recently produced Jody Lee Lipes’s Ballet 422 (Tribeca Film Festival 2014, Magnolia Pictures) and Mike Plunkett’s Salero (IDFA 2015). With filmmaker Matt Wolf, Anna co-directed and produced A Ballet in Sneakers: Jerome Robbins and Opus Jazz (SXSW 2010 Emerging Visions Audience Award) which aired on the PBS Great Performances/Dance in America series. Anna’s first documentary feature, Twelve Ways to Sunday, was one of ten films to participate in IFP’s 2009 Documentary Filmmaker Lab and premiered with Rooftop Films in 2010.

Lisa Kjerulff (Producer, Co-writer) recently completed production on Zachary Shedd’s Americana, a feature narrative she produced in partnership with Flies Collective. Lisa has produced music videos (Small Black, Sinkane, Devendra Banhart, Bear In Heaven) as well as commercial spots for New York City Ballet, Google, Microsoft, Kiehl’s, American Express, and many others. Her first feature, Northern Light, was released in the summer of 2014. The film was an official selection of Visions du Reél, Hot Docs, True/False, and BAMcinemaFest, and Critic’s Pick in The Village Voice and the New York Times.

Saela Davis (Editor, Co-writer) recently edited the vérité documentary Ballet 422 (Tribeca Film Festival 2014, Magnolia Pictures), which was directed by Jody Lee Lipes. She is currently working on the narrative feature Americana, directed by Zachary Shedd. In 2013, she was an additional editor on Northern Light, a feature documentary, which was an official selection of Hot Docs, True/False, and BAMcinemaFest. In addition to features, Saela has edited music videos, commercials (Burberry, Canon, Google and others), and short documentaries.

The Fits is a Cinereach grantee.

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