Anika Kan Grevstad


WHAT WE FIND IN THE SEA

director | editor

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

Co-directed with Sasha Faust.  Premiered at LA Shorts Film Festival (2021).


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.

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


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. 

Directed by Lila Schmitz.  Premiered at DOC NYC (2021).


NEVER CATCH PIGEONS

editor | cinematographer | associate producer

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

Directed by Doug Pray.  Premiered at Newport Beach Film Festival (2021).

BLACK FLAG

cinematographer | editor

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

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.

AYA

cinematographer

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

A proof of concept trailer directed by Emi Ellis.

HA//LF

director

HA//LF is a film about family, loss and mourning. And moving boxes.

Written by Sasha Faust & Emi Ellis.

SHORELINE

cinematographer | editor

A young woman wakes up depressed on her birthday. When she escapes to the ocean, she has an encounter with an older woman that sparks an unexpected sense of hope for the future. 

Directed by Lucy Houlihan.