Anja Murmann is a producer, writer, director based in New York. Her first short film, ‘Wishful Thinking’ won first prize at the NYU Student Film Festival in 1991 and the Otto Sprenger Prize in Hamburg, Germany. Her first feature film, ‘Fifteen Months in May’, won “Best New Director – Special Mention” at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in 1997.
‘Unintended’ is Anja Murmann’s second feature. It premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2018. It is distributed by FilmRise. In 2014, she founded her production company, Shorelight Pictures, together with Sabine Schenk. They co-produced the award winning feature ‘Mickey and the Bear’ directed by Annabelle Attanasio which premiered SXSW 2019 and at Cannes Acid. It’s distributed by Utopia.
She recently co-wrote a feature film ‘Shelter in Place’ with James Carman. She is one of the executive producers of two upcoming films, the documentary ‘Razing Liberty Square’ by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Katja Esson and the feature film ‘A Bit of Light’ directed by Stephen Moyer.