Anna Christopher is a television and film writer and director who grew up in Hinsdale, Illinois, writing stories and riding horses. Most recently, she was staffed on Amblin’s GREMLINS: SECRETS OF THE MOGWAI for HBO Max. Previously, she wrote on the Emmy-nominated HELPSTERS (Apple), MY LITTLE PONIES: EQUESTRIA GIRLS (Discovery Family), SCREAM: THE TV SERIES (MTV), and the beloved teen comedy AWKWARD (MTV). Currently, she is developing an IP-based, hybrid live-action/animated pilot with Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Television. In film, Anna has developed a high school comedy series with Awesomeness TV which she is now adapting into a feature. Her other feature writing work includes a romantic comedy for Maker Studios, adapted from the book WE SHOULD HANG OUT SOME TIME by Josh Sundquist. As a director, Anna’s short films have screened at film festivals worldwide and won numerous audience awards, a student Emmy and Best Family Pilot at The New York Television Festival. Anna has also directed branded digital and broadcast content for Dannon, Olay, Trojan, Lactaid and the acclaimed Proctor & Gamble “Raising an Olympian” series. Her recent narrative work includes the comedy short NEVER SEEN YOU SHINE SO BRIGHT starring Lance Barber (YOUNG SHELDON). Anna attended Northwestern University and received an MFA from the American Film Institute for Directing. Anna’s other talents include key lime pie, losing power struggles with her toddler, Instacart, and, again, key lime pie.
Nominee Best Broadcast Spot (Tongal Tongies, 2013) Best Family Pilot, Best Actress (The New York Television Festival, 2008) Semi-Finalist NBC Universal Comedy Short Cuts (2008) Jimmy Stewart Memorial Crystal Heart Award (Heartland Film Festival, 2007) Audience Award (Big Bear Lake International Film Festival, 2007) DGA Director Award: Best Director Shorts (Moondance Film Festival, 2006) Audience Award (Newport International Film Festival, 2006) Entertainment Triumph Award (Angelus Film Festival, 2006) Best Live Action Short (LA International Children’s Film Festival, 2005) Student Emmy (Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, music video category, 2003)