Haley Elizabeth Anderson is a filmmaker, writer, and visual artist from Houston, Texas. She currently attends New York University’s Graduate Film Program as a Dean’s Fellow. Before moving to New York, Haley worked in casting where she street cast several feature length projects. Her experiences street casting a Terrance Malick project in Austin, Texas led her to further develop her love for working and developing narratives with non-actors, a process that drives her work: narrative film with an experimental documentary aesthetic.
Her recent experimental piece, Presence, recently played at the closing event held for the first large-scale Jean Michel Basquiat exhibition in the UK, Basquiat: Boom for Real. Her short film, Get Out Fast, premiered at the 2017 Slamdance Film Festival where she was named a filmmaker to watch. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, she is the recipient of numerous awards including the Sara Driver Production Grant and the 2017 Wasserman King Award. She is currently in post-production for her fourth narrative short film, Summer Animals, which was made with generous support from Kodak. Haley’s work has been featured in The New Orleans Film Festival, Lone Star Film Festival, I-D Magazine, Cultured Magazine, No Budge, Vimeo, and the Barbican in London.