Annie is an award-winning storyteller and prolific content creator whose early forays into technology-enhanced narrative techniques naturally evolved into a passion for cinematic VR production. She co-founded Vanishing Point Media, a full-service virtual reality production company with clients like ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Toyota, and Banana Republic in 2014. VPM partners with forward-thinking producers, brands and agencies to produce industry-leading VR content and provide production and post-production services to studios and corporations alike.
She began her Hollywood career working on the set of In the Bedroom (Miramax). Then Annie joined the art department on Wonder Woman (Warner Bros), Big Fish (Sony), and Ladykillers (Disney). Annie was the production designer on the indie feature God’s Waiting List. She has worked in marketing at DreamWorks, development at Cheyenne Enterprises (Bruce Willis), and casting with Francine Maisler. Annie was a segment producer on Behind The Scenes digital content for the 2010 and 2012 primetime specials Stand Up 2 Cancer on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX.
She previously co-founded WorkingBug Media, a digital entertainment company through which she wrote, directed and produced comedies and also impactful spots for major brands including Jeep, teenVogue, Maybelline and the USA Network. Annie and WorkingBug are also the creative force behind a number of branded digital comedy series including Random Comedies(Randall Park), Series of Unfortunate People(Keegan-Michael Key) and Road To The Altar (Jaleel White), which won the PGA Award for Outstanding Independent Series. Annie is an accomplished dramatic storyteller as well, having directed the festival- and award-winning shorts The Protestand Waiting for Hello, and produced Have Your Heard About Vukovar?, which premiered at Tribeca and went on to become an Official Selection at over 30 film festivals across four continents.
Annie earned her MFA from The USC School of Cinematic Arts and is represented by Circle of Confusion.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Member of the Television Academy
2019 - Social Impact Media Awards - The Hidden - Best Directing
2019 - Social Impact Media Awards - The Hidden - Best Editing
2019 - Social Impact Media Awards - The Hidden - Jury Prize Immersive Impact
2018 - The Telly Awards - The Hidden - Social Issues/Narrative
2018 - The Telly Awards - The Hidden - Writing
2018 - The Telly Awards - The Hidden - Drama
2018 - The Telly Awards - Toyota Camry Thrill Ride - Directing Branded Content
2018 - The Telly Awards - Toyota Camry Thrill Ride - Automotive Branded
2018 - FIVARS - The Hidden - Impact Award
2018 - Hampton's International Film Festival - The Hidden - Official Selection
Student Emmy - Producer - Cost of Living