Anthony Weeks is a documentary filmmaker, illustrator, and writer based in San Francisco, CA. Anthony was a 2009 recipient of a film honorarium from the Princess Grace Foundation and was selected as a Jury’s Choice-First Prize winner in the 2010 Black Maria Film + Video Festival. His films have been screened at venues including the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Dokufest, Honolulu International Film Festival, Hot Docs, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, San Francisco Asian American International Film Festival, and the Thin Line Film Festival. In addition to film production, Anthony’s research interests include history, memory, and trauma in media; representations of disability and HIV/AIDS in art and media; and the cinematic representation of the psychotherapeutic relationship. He holds an MFA in documentary film and video from Stanford University, an MSW from Augsburg College, and a BA from Grinnell College. Anthony was a 1997-98 Coro Fellow in Public Affairs in San Francisco.
Film Honorarium, Princess Grace Foundation Awards, 2009
Within the "imaginary circumstances" of fictional Hollywood TV and film, the performance of disability on screen refers to social realities and lived experiences. Three actors with disabilities currently working in the Hollywood entertainment industry address the authentic representation of disability in the media as well as the ongoing struggle for access and inclusion.
As a hotel housekeeper goes about her daily work, she ponders the lives and habits of the people after whom she cleans up as well as what it means to be 'home'.
In the midst of difficult times, a man finds hope and faith in an unlikely place.
Through the stories of a 70-year-old ballet dancer and a woman who sells and rents used mannequins, Second Hand Dolls rewrites conventional assumptions about vibrancy and purpose across the life span. The film celebrates the visibility, beauty, and renewal of women's bodies and spirits while interrogating the wastefulness of a throwaway culture beholden to novelty, youth, the whims of fashion, and consumption.