Steve Anderson (director)
Steve Anderson in 2013
|Alma mater||Nazareth College|
|Known for||The Big Empty
The River Murders
Steve Anderson is a film director, writer, and producer. After graduating with an undergraduate degree from Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, he gained experience as a television cameraman. He made documentary films for PBS, and won a Peabody Award for Safe Haven in 1987. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1989 and worked for CNN.
Anderson made his feature film directorial debut in 2003 with The Big Empty starring Daryl Hannah and Jon Favreau. He directed the documentary film Fuck, which features commentary by a variety of individuals, including Kevin Smith, Steven Bochco, Janeane Garofalo, Bill Maher, Drew Carey, and Alanis Morissette.
Early life and education
Steve Anderson gained experience in filmmaking while directing documentary films for PBS. One of these productions for PBS titled Safe Haven earned him recognition with a Peabody Award in 1987. In 1989, Anderson moved to Los Angeles, California. He worked for CNN in California.
He directed the documentary film Fuck, which features commentary by a variety of individuals, including Kevin Smith, Steven Bochco, Janeane Garofalo, Chuck D., Ron Jeremy, Bill Maher, Michael Medved, Alan Keyes, Judith Martin, Drew Carey, Alanis Morissette, Ice T, Pat Boone, and Billy Connolly.
|2003||The Big Empty||Yes||Yes|
|2011||The River Murders||Yes||Yes|
|2013||This Last Lonely Place||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2015||The White Orchid||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1987||Safe Haven, PBS documentary film||Peabody Award||Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia||Won|
|2003||The Big Empty||Sonoma Valley Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature||Sonoma Valley Film Festival||Won|
|2004||Promised Land||Golden Leopard||Locarno International Film Festival||Nominated|
|2012||The River Murders||Festival Award: Best Feature Film||Hoboken International Film Festival||Won|
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