Anna Kerrigan is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker with a background in independent film, digital storytelling and theater. HOT SEAT, which she wrote and directed, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. She also directed THE CHANCES, a digital series written by and starring two deaf actors, which also premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Her Gotham-nominated digital series THE IMPOSSIBILITIES (2015), a comedy that she wrote and directed, follows the interwoven storylines of a magician and a daffy lesbian yogi. The first season has been featured in such outlets as The Huffington Post, The Daily Dot, and Indiewire, is a Vimeo Staff Pick and was licensed by Studio Plus (Canal) for international distribution. She was selected for the 2016 Fox Global Directors Initiative for episodic directing, is a Film Independent and Sundance Fellow (2016 New Voices, 2017 Episodic). She recently wrote and directed a short film produced by Funny Or Die for a collaboration with Amazon called THE JURY and is writing a feature based on her short HOT SEAT.
An accomplished playwright as well, she’s developed her theater projects with productions and development at Second Stage, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ensemble Studio Theater, Naked Angels and SPACE at Ryder Farm.
Kerrigan graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Drama, then lived and worked in New York City for ten years. In addition to creating her own stuff, Anna has worked as a barista, a publicist, a dog walker and researcher.