Film Industry Role: Director
Major Works: Now They Know About My Madness (2008)
Anais Blondet Medina is a Peruvian multidisciplinary artist and emerging filmmaker living and working in New York City. Her work focuses on the power and mysticism of menstruation, the paradoxical complexities of Latina matriarchs, and pre-Columbian Peruvian history. Magical realism, absurdist dialogue, in-camera effects, and the use of music as a narrative tool are the staples of her cinematic language.
Anais holds a BFA in Film Directing from the School of Visual Arts. Her thesis film, Now They Know About My Madness (2008) was selected for the New York showcase at the 2009 Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival.
After SVA, Anais moved to France to attend the Sorbonne University in Paris in the Masters program for Film Research. During her four-year stay in France, she developed her stop-motion animation skills and directed several music videos for experimental artists as part of the legendary underground art collective, Grrrnd Zero.
Anais returned to New York in 2012 and began working as a freelance commercial and television director and editor. She received an O-1 Artist of Extraordinary Ability visa in 2014 for her outstanding achievements in editing.
Her work has been featured at The American Museum of Natural History, The Smithsonian Museum, The United Nations, on CNN, MTV, OWN, Canal+, Great Big Story, Facebook Watch, Spotify, and the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.