Anelisa Garfunkel

Writer, Producer & Director

Anelisa is a New England-bred writer, producer, and director based in New York City. Her career as a storyteller began over fifteen years ago producing educational films on the tiny island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. Since then she has written, produced, and directed TV, commercials, documentaries, short films, and web content throughout the world. Anelisa strives to create compelling stories that explore matters of family, identity, adventure, and the human spirit.

Anelisa’s mentor was Samantha Gorman.

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    100 Steps

    For forty years, Frank Garfunkel, taught, fought, and advocated for people with disabilities. He was a leader in the disability rights movement and deinstitutionalization. And then, suddenly a catastrophic accident left him the victim, the patient, and ironically, the disabled. One Hundred Steps tells the story of his hospitalization, as he finds himself battling his way through pain, despair, and hospital policy.

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    Melt is a short film about two who reluctantly join forces on an adventure through the frozen streets of their small New England town, each on a quest to reclaim what they have lost.