SVA Film & Animation
FACULTY: Erik Anjou





Director, Screenwriter, Producer

I’m blessed to continue my work as a filmmaker and teacher because of the dedicated and loving people who taught and inspired me: my parents, my teachers at Penn Charter in Philadelphia, Ted Perry and Stephen Donadio at Middlebury College, Antonio Vellani at the American Film Institute, and my colleagues. The great Hasidic sage Rabbi Nachman of Bretslav said, The World is asleep; it’s the story that wakes us up.

American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film Studies (Directing Fellow), Northwestern University (M.A. Film), Middlebury College (B.A. American Literature)

“the cool surface,” “Road To Ruin,” “A Cantor’s Tale,” “Jon Schueler – A Life in Painting,” “8 – Ivy League Football and America,” “The Klezmatics – On Holy Ground,” “Deli Man” – and a bunch more in the pipeline.

Bronze Phoenix (Warsaw), Best Documentary Film at the Washington, D.C. Jewish Film Festival, San Diego Jewish Film Festival, and Miami Jewish Film Festival, Best Short Documentary at the Breckenridge Festival of Film.

Introduction to Production