Camp Beaverton: Meet the Beavers, a documentary film.

ROLES: CO-DIRECTOR/CO-PRODUCER/DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/INTERVIEWER/SOUND RECORDIST

Camp Beaverton: Meet the Beavers is a feature length documentary film that's been selected in over 40 film festivals around the world, winning a Special Jury Prize in Rio de Janeiro. Camp Beaverton is the only all women, trans-inclusive, sex positive camp at Burning Man, the largest experimental art festival in the world. They teach sex educational workshops, host popular social events and create safe space for women to explore their sexual desires. Meet the Beavers was co-directed and produced with filmmaker, Beth Nelsen.  It is a portrait of a new generation of queer women, educated, outspoken and self defined. These Beavers are modern pioneers of the new sex positive queer culture today. www.meetthebeavers.com for more info.


ACTING OUT: 25 years of queer film and community in Hamburg, trailer.

Acting Out: 25 years of queer film and community in Hamburg

ROLES: CO-DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHER/INTERVIEWER/SOUND RECORDIST

ACTING OUT: 25 years is a documentary about the International Queer Film Festival Hamburg that celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014. The filmmakers have filmed, interviewed, gleaned the archives and edited reams of material into a small masterpiece. With its gorgeous shots and sublime soundtrack, the documentary entertainingly brings across both the unique atmosphere and 25-year history, and illuminates the complex mesh that both forms and carries the festival. The film reveals the ways a queer film festival  functions as a platform for unheard voices and creates life-changing experiences for all involved.

For more info: www.ayeaye-film.de


What is Love? a documentary film in progress. San Francisco teaser. 

What is Love? San Francisco teaser

ROLES: DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHY/WRITER/INTERVIEWER

What is Love? is an ongoing documentary film project about the meaning of Love. In these times, when love is both legalized and criminalized, to question how we define Love and how we are defined by love is inescapable. As I travel on assignment and for projects, I'll interview people around the world and ask simple, yet profound questions about the meaning of true love. 

The documentary began in San Francisco and this teaser highlights the Mission district of San Francisco, my home from 2009-2015. As of 2014, I've conducted over 50 interviews in San Francisco and other major cities like Hamburg, Berlin, Stockholm, and Chiang Mai. This is the beginning of a colorful cast of characters representing the unique character of each city. Feel free to contact me for further information or if you'd like to bring What is Love? to your cityanagrillosf@gmail.com

Filmography

2012 - 2014  Camp Beaverton: Meet the Beavers, a documentary film by Ana Grillo and Beth Nelsen. Roles: Co-director/writer/producer, Director of photography, sound recordist, interviewer, web designer, graphic designer, still photographer. www.meetthebeavers.com  

2014  Acting Out: 25 years of queer film and community in Hamburg, documentary film produced by Aye Aye Film based in Hamburg, Germany. Co-director, Cinematographer, Interviewer, Still photographer, Audio recordist. www.ayeaye-film.de

2014 Frameline premiere:  STICKS AND STONES, BAMBI LAKE, THE AGE OF THE GOLDEN HUSTLER, a short documentary film by Silas Howard. Cinematographer, Audio, Still photographer.

2012 - present  WHAT IS LOVE? San Francisco, a documentary film in progress. Director/writer/producer, DP/Cinematographer, Interviewer, Sound recordist, Editor. What is Love? is set to travel to different cities and villages around the world through 2015: Stockholm, Berlin, Hamburg, Chiang Mai, Vrindivan and Dharamsala.

2014 - SAYAW, documentary film by Cecilio Asuncion. Behind the scenes documentary, Video, Photography.

2012 - WHAT'S THE T?, award-winning documentary film by Cecilio Asuncion. Videographer, Audio.

2011 - RUNNING WITH JIM, award winning documentary film by Robin Hauser Reynolds, Dan Noyes and David L. Brown. Cinematographer, Photographer, Production assistant.