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Published:January 3rd, 2013 15:38 EST
Judyth Piazza interviews Award-Winning Writer and Filmmaker Anthony L. Fisher

Judyth Piazza interviews Award-Winning Writer and Filmmaker Anthony L. Fisher

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Anthony L. Fisher is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and voiceover artist, currently working as a Producer for Reason TV, where he writes, produces, edits and performs voiceover on web-based documentaries. In the past year, his videos have been viewed more than 2 million times on Youtube, and he was nominated for a Southern California Journalism Award for his work on the documentary "Abandoned in Guatemala." He frequently appears as a contributor on Huff Post Live.

A graduate of Emerson College`s film and screenwriting programs, Fisher`s first feature length screenplay, "Life Among the Ruins" (co-written with the late DC Rizzo), placed as a Quarterfinalist for the Academy`s prestigious Nicholl Fellowship and won or placed highly at film festivals including Moondance, San Diego, London Independent, SoCal Independent, Beverly Hills, Silver Screenwriting and Cinestory.

He and longtime collaborator Billy Mulligan (producer of "Yelling to the Sky") co-wrote and respectively directed and produced the short film "Bed Head," starring Will Janowitz of "The Sopranos."

"Bed Head" has screened at a dozen film festivals, including the Cannes Short Film Corner and the Los Angeles International Shorts Fest, was the opening night short film at the Queens International Film Festival, and won both Best Short Comedy and the Audience Award at the Philadelphia First Glance Film Festival. The film was acquired by the Sundance Channel and Shorts International.

"Bed Head" also led to Fisher`s selection as a Finalist to appear on Steven Spielberg`s Fox television reality competition "On the Lot." As part of the competition, Fisher wrote, produced, directed and submitted "Melvin," a dark comedic satire of geeks and bullies in 1980s films, which was conceived, created and submitted in seven days.

Professionally, Fisher has worked as a broadcast engineer at CBS, and later in production and post-production on TV shows such as "Damages," "Fringe," "Law and Order," and "This American Life," and "Gravity."

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