Anne Pick – Producer

Award-winning independent filmmaker ANNE PICK is an Executive Producer, Producer, Director, Writer and Story Editor. Anne’s passion for story telling began as a teenager writing for her father’s country newspaper in South Australia. This led to a career in journalism with major Australian newspaper and television organizations, but during the obligatory Aussie world walkabout, ended up with a filmmaking career and family in Toronto, Canada. She has been producing, directing, writing, and story-editing docs and factual series for over 20 years, resulting in hundreds of hours of documentaries and television series, and won many awards, including a Canadian Gemini, Australian Film Institute award and nomination, top prizes from New York, Chicago and Houston and had her worked screened at many international festivals. Anne’s work has and continues to find appreciative audiences around the world.

Under her company banner Real to Reel Productions, Anne has a reputation for engaging and popular films and series in a variety of genres. She says learning to write from the front to the back pages of a newspaper ingrained a broad interest in subject matter from social and political issues, to history, music, science, sports, wildlife and the environment. She has interviewed Prime Ministers, and world famous singers, actors and artists and many unsung heroes and survivors who continue to be an inspiration.

Anne has been a strong advocate for the documentary community in Canada and is currently co-vice chair of DOC Canada and was a founding board member and former co-chair of Hot Docs. Anne also has a strong international presence and produced the first Independent Documentary Official Treaty Co-pro between Canada and Australia with “Helen’s War: Portrait of a Dissident” and she continues to be the matchmaker between her fellow Aussie and Canadian filmmakers while nurturing her own current co-productions.

 

Selected Filmography:

DOCUMENTARIES
Director, Producer & Story Editor
Iris Chang: The Rape of Nanking
Ronnie Hawkins: Still Alive and Kickin’
Notorious Mrs. Dick
The Bunny Years
Labour of Love: life and times of Buzz Hargrove
Jan Arden: a work in progress
Moe Norman: the King of Swing
Sandy Hawley: the Gentleman Jockey
Out of Sync: Racism in the media
Getting Out
A Poisoned Workplace: Racial Harassment
Speak Out

Producer & Story Editor
Animism: People Who Love Objects
The Prince of Pot: the U.S. vs Marc Emery
Yours Al
Follow Your Dreams
Ryan’s Well
Helen Caldicott: Portrait of a Dissident
Hearing Voices: The lives and times of Rich Little

Story Editor
A Murder of Crows
Racoon Nation

SERIES:
Redemption Inc. (Story Editor)
Natural Born Dealers (Story Editor)
Cash and Cari (Story Editor)
Out in the Cold (Executive producer, Producer & Story Editor)
Harrowsmith Country Life (Producer, Story Editor, Studio director)
Foodstuff (Executive producer, Producer, Story Editor, Studio director)
Fire Station (Executive producer, Producer)
Money$worth (Executive Producer, Producer, Story Editor)