Anderson is an award-nominated Director and Writer whose hands-on approach to filmmaking has led to a multi-faceted approach to storytelling. After studying at Staffordshire University Film Production course, Anderson has worked for over a decade as a shooting director and producer, making short films, commercials and documentaries for companies across the UK.
Anderson’s American and British dual heritage gives him a unique view of both cultures, and his films touch on the subjects of identity and cultural background. He moved from the sunny isles of South Florida to a council estate in Stoke on Trent in the early 2000s as a teenager, and this experience opened up his perspective of the world and influenced how he approaches his stories today. It’s not just about one perspective, but several to tell the whole story.
His multi-genre approach to filmmaking means he loves trying new things and wants to explore different genres. His last short film Diembe,which screened at both Asethitica and British Urban about a young Kenyan boy migrating to the UK, was an award-nominated and internationally screened short. And the his latest short films, Family Ties, is in Post Production, is about a father and son who suffer a deadly accident while hiking. The Book of Love, also in post-production, is a Romantic Comedy about a guy pretending to like books to impress a librarian he fancies, only to find himself falling in love with books himself.
He is a three-time finalist of the Pitch UK (Final 10 in 2019,2023 and Runners Up in 2020), and his feature length film about the 1919 Liverpool race riots, The Motherland, is also in development. His latest pitch film, 7x7x7, is a drama about three people stranded on a bus in the middle of nowhere, but connected by a car accident months before, and is currently in the final 10 of the 2023 edition of The Pitch UK.