The District of Columbia Office of Motion Picture and Television Development (MPTD) is pleased to honor Anthony Greene, award-winning producer, writer, and director as the September 2013 Filmmaker of the Month. Anthony’s varied career in the local film industry includes documentary films, a web series, film festival programming, short films, and most recently, feature films.
Anthony began his career in film with the guerilla documentary After the Storm in 2007, which gave him the opportunity to direct the 2010 Pride in the Arts festival award-winning favorite documentary, Woman In A Man’s Suit. Since he began filmmaking, Anthony has written and produced eight short films, most notably the 2010 DC Shorts accepted “L1feline” and the 2011 World Music and Independent Film Festival accepted Plus One, which garnered Anthony his first best writer nomination.
Anthony, working with a number of talented DC area filmmakers, has earned a co-producer credit on many locally produced projects including the QFest and Hardacre Film Festival “Best of Fest” award-winning documentary, Married In Spandex; the 2011 48 Hour Film Project Best of the Best award recipient The Loose End; Maverick Entertainment’s 2013 release Dead Money; and short films iSpin (2011), Under The Bourbon Moon (2013), and Two Days (2013). He also created the IndieCapitol web series and entertainment hub featuring interviews with notable local filmmakers including Eduardo Sanchez, Ellie Walton, Jon Gann, Rohit Colin Rao, Justin Timpane, Frank Jackson Jr. and Women in Film and Video.
Breaking barriers with his work ethic and creativity, Anthony put in motion the first “A World at Work” film collection that screened privately and publicly featuring his collaborations with area filmmakers and the premiere of his narrative directorial effort Sleep (2011). He was also the creator of the “Art Behind the Art” Gallery Exhibition featured at Washington DC’s Blank Space gallery. In 2010, Anthony programmed and co-directed the East of The River Film Festival at the THEARC Theater (July 2013 Location of the Month) and currently programs and produces the Reel Independent Film Extravaganza at Washington, DC’s West End Cinema.
His newest projects are The Henchman’s War, which will have a limited engagement at West End Cinema September 20 – 26, and THICK, which will be premiere in October of this year. Anthony takes pride in the fact that both films were shot and produced in his hometown of Washington, DC. He currently resides in Ward 8 of the District of Columbia.
MPTD launched the Filmmaker of the Month initiative to feature a District-based filmmaker who exemplifies the vast amount of talent and creativity based here in the nation’s capital. The Filmmaker of the Month initiative is part of its mission to elevate the national and international profile of the city’s most talented filmmakers. Previous filmmakers honored include producer and documentarian Michon Boston; The Garden of Steven director Chris Keener; Emmy award-winning founder of Video/Action Robin Smith, and award-winning veteran filmmaker Aviva Kempner.
You can visit the Filmmaker of the Month section to learn more about Anthony and previous Filmmaker of the Month recipients.