Anika Kan Grevstad


LOVE, LIZZO

cinematographer | editor

Lizzo gets candid about body positivity, self-love, and recognizing Black women for their contributions.

Feature documentary.  Directed by Doug Pray.  Available on HBO Max.


HELEN PASHGIAN: VISIBLE INVISIBLE

director | editor

Helen Pashgian, a pioneer of California’s Light and Space movement, has long been under recognized — at 87, she’s stepping into the light. 

Documentary short.  An LA Times Short Doc and LACMA Production.


THE JOB OF SONGS

cinematographer | producer

In Doolin, an isolated village teetering on the western edge of Ireland, a community of musicians seek joy and connection through music as they face a modernizing world. 

Feature documentary.  Directed by Lila Schmitz.  Premiered at DOC NYC (2021). Best International Documentary at Galway Film Fleadh (2022).


MY ONLY FRIEND IS A ROBOT NAMED BEANS

writer | director | editor

In an isolated, work-from-home future, Ruby makes an unlikely new friend: a mail-order robot.

Fiction short. Starring Midori Francis, Miyuki Matsunaga, Adam Shapiro, and Danielle Young.  Produced by Broken Slate and Rude Horse Productions. In post-production.


NEVER CATCH PIGEONS

editor | cinematographer | associate producer

How a hardscrabble New England shoemaker started Vans and helped inspire a global skateboarding revolution.

Feature documentary.  Directed by Doug Pray.  Premiered at Newport Beach Film Festival (2021, opening night).


WHAT WE FIND IN THE SEA

writer | director | editor

Mia arrives in Alaska to work on her cousin’s salmon fishing boat for the summer to make money for college, where she is forced to navigate her impending womanhood, her place within the world, and the all powerful sea. 

Fiction short.  Co-directed with Sasha Faust.  Premiered at LA Shorts Festival (2021).  Best Short Film at the Santa Fe Film Festival (2022).

LADLE

cinematographer

A woman is haunted by inexplicable visions of a kitchen ladle in her everyday life until her suppressed memories reach a boiling point.

Fiction short.   Directed by Julia Monahan.  Premiered at LA Shorts Fest (2022).


NO ONE EVER REALLY DIES

director | cinematographer | editor

84-year-old Jun plans his seizensou, or “fake funeral.” Meanwhile, Jun’s daughter and wife debate the potential ethical and familial consequences of Jun’s big plans.

Documentary short.  Co-directed with Mari Young. Premiered at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (2019); Special Jury Award for New Voices.

MORNING SUN

cinematographer | editor

Music video for Carrellee’s “Morning Sun.”  Directed by Doug Pray.

AYA

cinematographer

Aya struggles with severe anxiety and uses the sport of soccer to cope.

A proof of concept trailer directed by Emi Ellis.

BLACK FLAG

cinematographer | editor

A biting short film about allegiance, censorship and the price of honoring the past.

Fiction short.  Directed by Sophie Capp and written by Idris Goodwin.  National Black Theatre & Film Festival (2019).  Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival (2019).  AT&T Shape Film Award; Social Good – runner up.