Ana was born in São Paulo, Brazil and moved to Amsterdam at the tender age of 11, where she had trouble navigating the high-speed bike paths at first. She quickly adapted, however, and found herself a lover of all things film-related when she hopped over the channel to England for her BA in Film Studies at the University of Warwick.
Not content with one degree and exasperated with the rain, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an MA at the University of Southern California, where she graduated in 2014 after producing a number of short films and even more Critical Studies essays.
She has since become obsessed with film festivals, undertaking work for AFI FEST, Slamdance, Los Angeles Film Festival, No Budget Film Festival, Cannes, Sundance, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, and Ambulante California. She's also kept up her writing through publications like Indiewire, We Eat Films, The Artifice, and Front Row Reviews. She will happily argue with you about the brilliance of Spring Breakers or who can do the best Werner Herzog impression.
Ana likes making up for the time spent watching movies with being outdoors. She has a national park pass this year so her goal is to hit up amazing landscapes for as long as she can withstand the lack of cell phone signal. That is, when she’s not busy rallying for indie films and her latest project in particular, Blast Beat.