Today we’d like to introduce you to Anna Boyter.
Anna, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I was always an introverted creative type. Often misunderstood, you know, typical 90’s metalhead kid. I think a lot of people probably wrote me off as the type of person that wouldn’t really accomplish much in life. And to be fair, they were right except they underestimated what can be accomplished from the shear need and drive to continuously create. It’s funny the people that will surprise you and you may even surprise yourself as to what you might be capable of if you stay true to who you are and let your natural abilities guide the direction of your life and your future.
I’ve been a part of creating a business, a brand, short films, documentaries, screenplays, TV shows, music, a children’s book and countless paintings – basically if it’s something that can be created, I’ve probably done it or have at least tried. I have what you might call creative ADD. Always looking for the next thing to fill that void. Yes, I said void, which sounds depressing and it is, but it’s the only way to describe that creative block. The only thing you can do to prevent it is filling your life with more creative ventures, each one inspiring another. One day you look back and realize you’ve actually accomplished a lot of really interesting things.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
What I do mostly and for a living is Filmmaking. I’ve curated a team of talented filmmakers and we all work together. If there’s one thing I’ve approached the creative world with that I am most grateful for, it’s recognizing the value of a team. Gathering several creative minds to work in sync as opposed to going at all of our creative projects alone. Collaboration is the key to the success of any creative project, I believe. We work together as fellow artists and equals, not in a tiered hierarchy system, which helps everyone. A creative mind is a fluid and complicated one, there are many peaks and valleys to inspiration. When you have a team, it helps to drive inspiration whereas if you’re alone, you might hit a block. We are constantly teaching and growing from each other to create the most impactful films and creative content. That’s what I would share with the introverted past version of myself: Work with other like-minded people more.
We film everything from digital content, TV shows, documentaries, commercials, strategic content, social media content and even weddings. We all LOVE weddings. Filmmakers often discount weddings as “not cool” but they couldn’t be more wrong. It’s a great way to stay sharp in your filmmaking skill set, and also helps you to stay creatively agile. Weddings are one of our secret weapons – they make us better, stronger filmmakers.
I hope people feel something when experiencing our work. Isn’t that the ultimate goal behind any piece of art? We want to change something in the viewer’s emotional atmosphere, make them feel happy, sad, experience love, move them into action. The true sense of accomplishment is when you know you’ve made someone feel something as a result of what you’ve created. That’s when a little thing like art can make a serious impact on the world for the better, or worse I suppose, but we’re shooting for better.
What do you think it takes to be successful as an artist?
No matter how you define success, it’s illusive and fleeting – I choose to enjoy the ride.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Follow us on social media for announcements on upcoming screenings. Also, you can’t tell anyone but we will be doing a screening of all Show Us Your Goods episodes (check that out on social media as well – it’s a hyper local TV show we’re producing about food) at Richard Knight’s newest restaurant concept, Atlas, at the new Bravery Chef Hall. The screening is set for early February. You heard it here first at Voyage.
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