ANYA IS A WRITER, DIRECTOR, TEACHER & ACTIVIST Based in NYC
She was born in Moscow, Russia and immigrated with her family to Columbus, Ohio as a child. She received a B.A. in Literature from Yale University and an M.F.A. in Film Directing from Columbia University, where her thesis film TEMMA won an Alfred P. Sloan Production Grant as well as Faculty Selects.
Her short film BERATED WOMAN screened at over 20 international film festivals and was nationally broadcast on Canada’s Out TV and America’s Logo Network as part of “The Click List: Best in Short Film.” She was commissioned by the Open Society Institute to make BALKA, a documentary on the HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe, which has screened for 3 million viewers online and at Harm Reduction Conferences around the world. Her most recent short film, THE PROFESSOR, starring Betsy Brandt from “Breaking Bad,” won Best Action/Adventure Short at Comic-Con International.
Her sci-fi thriller script TAMINEX won the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship and was twice selected for the IFP Project Forum. Meksin was also commissioned by Gidden Media to write the sci-fi thriller script THE ALGORITHM, and is currently developing several other original TV shows and films. She often works in collaboration with her husband, William Gerrard.