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 is Samantha Gorman.
Tuberville is a short form web series that tells the story of a small New England potato farm. The series follows our fearless Tubervillians through a year on the farm. Tuberville is both edgy and sweet, peppered with twists and turns and hints of magical realism, not to mention the occasional musical number. The Tuberville web series came about because of a desire to find an innovative and entertaining approach to raising awareness and grow the Tuberville organization. We have big plans for Tuberville, the series and the organization and we really want you to be a part of it. We really believe in the power of community, which is what Tuberville is all about.
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.
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.