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January 1, 2018

Untraceable currency. Unbreakable encription. Unlisted guns. My conversation with filmmaker Adam Bhala Lough about his film The New Radical is fascinating and the film is one that I haven't stopped thinking about since I saw it a year ago. Read the whole thing on nofil...

February 23, 2016

"Not so long ago, the idea that a woman was neither physically nor mentally capable of leading a climb was accepted by the majority of prominent mountaineers. Not cool, old dudes, not cool..."

Read my write up on the brazen mountain woman Miriam O'Brien Underhill on Bra...

February 22, 2016

I couldn't be more thrilled that next month, my first feature documentary BRAVE NEW WILD will be playing in theaters across the country -- powered by TUGG! Don't see a screening in a city on the list? Host one yourself! Read all about it here

February 21, 2016

At the 2016 Sundance Film Festival I had the priviledge of sitting down with prolific director and cinematographer Kirsten Johnson -- whose brilliant film "CAMERAPERSON" premiered at the fest. Read the full No Film School article on this beautiful and provocative film ...

February 1, 2016

I was blown away by this year's virtual reality projects in the Sundance New Frontier section of the festival. Here I sat down with two filmmakers who had finished their first virtual reality short -- and how they made it by incorporating their background of traditiona...

January 21, 2016

I was delighted to talk about the fleeting thing that is the world of documentary cinematography with the very talented Martina Radwan and Nick Higgins on this No Film School podcast at Sundance 2016. They let me talk to some seriously talented artists podcasting for N...

December 1, 2015

I was thrilled to be recently selected as one of 12 filmmakers to make a short film over the course of 2016 for the BUREAU of Creative Works. Read all about their mission here. I have a lot of ideas about what I'll be up to -- let's just say it will be adventurous. I'm...

November 21, 2015

Inspired by the traditional dry farming of the Hopi, Zuni, and other Pueblo tribes in my area, I've spent three years trying to mimic the traditional farming methods for corn. I've poured over books and research on the mysterious plant that is corn, and ultimately land...

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I was named after Annie Oakley, the illustrious sharpshooter made famous in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. In my life, I prefer to shoot with camera. I’ve shot and edited over 2000 hours of vérité documentary footage. I'm a filmmaker. I generally subscribe to the DIY life, and I respect anybody trying to tell stories in their own original way.I was born in a smallish town in beautiful Washington state, and then moved to a handful of big, big cities across the globe. I first discovered how much I liked watching movies after I moved to São Paulo, Brazil at age 9, and would go across the street to rent subtitled VHS tapes whenever I felt homesick.I’m always looking to meet other filmmakers and future collaborators with the same spirit! 

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03/23:  Laemmle NoHo Screening of Brave New Wild


04/05:  Regal Rancho 7 Screening of Brave New Wild


04/07:  San Diego Screening of Brave New Wild


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