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Anna S.

Phoenix, AZ, USA

31 reviews

$650 - $1400 / Day

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About Anna

Anna Clare Spelman is a documentary filmmaker, DP, and editor whose work revolves around working with individuals to tell empowering stories about women and people in the LGBT community, and exploring the causes and consequences of immigration. She is interested in how we create identity and find community, particularly in the context of religion. Her first feature film is currently in production. She has collaborated with Univision News, Blue Chalk Media, Al Jazeera, and TIME Magazine, among others. Anna's projects have taken her to India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Panama, Cuba, México, and across the United States. Her work has been recognized by the North Carolina Press Photographers Association, College Photographer of the Year, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, and she was nominated for a 2016 News and Documentary Emmy Award. A short documentary for Time Magazine was named a Vimeo Staff Pick in 2018 and won the Webby Awards’ People's Choice Award and Judges Award in the News and Politics category. She is an Adelante Fellow with the International Women’s Media Foundation, and holds a B.A. in Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.A. in Visual Journalism from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is fluent in English and Spanish and comfortable working in both languages.

Top Reviews

  • June 2019

    Anna was a pleasure to work with!

    - Nirma from NBCUniversal

Top Services

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    16 reviews
  • Video Editor - News

    1 review
  • Documentary DP

    5 reviews

Top Projects

  • Fort Pierce Mosque

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Video Editor - News

    Members of the Islamic Temple in Fort Pierce, Florida, the mosque in which Orlando shooter Omar Mateen attended, speak about the event.

  • After Orlando

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Video Editor - News

    One month after the Orlando massacre, three friends who survived the attack begin the road to recovery.

  • Meet Adonis Watt—He's Blind and He's Scoring Touchdowns | B/Real

    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Drone Operator
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    Meet Adonis Watt, the blind high school running back who's scoring touchdowns. Watt lost his vision at five years old—on the same day he signed up to play youth football. Now he’s hooping with the help of music and scoring TDs for his team. Watch future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald surprise Adonis and his teammates on the premiere of B/Real season 2.

  • Fighting Zika in Puerto Rico

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Video Editor - News

    Although the Aedes mosquito is the principle mode of transmission, doctors and health authorities on the island are also trying to prevent the spread of the virus through sex.

  • The Abortion Bans: Al Jazeera Fault Lines

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Fault Lines examines early abortion bans passed in the US, how women are resisting, and whether the laws will stand.



  • Multiple cameras
  • 2K video camera
  • Drone
  • Full HD video camera
  • DSLR or equivalent


  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Stabilizer

All Services


  • Production Company

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • TV News Producer
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist


  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

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