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Anand Kanna

Anand Kanna
DOB: March 25, 1973
Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Anand plunged himself into the world of film making right after high school. His career has evolved from the world of corporate videos into the world of feature films over the span of 14 years.

Anand began producing corporate videos in 1993, and after a popular but unsatisfying relationship with the corporate and wedding industry, he enrolled in the Film production program at Columbia Academy in Vancouver. After meeting other industry professionals through the program, Anand discovered that directing was his passion. It allowed him the creativity and gave him a challenge the corporate world had failed to do.

After completing the Film Studies program at Columbia Academy, Anand threw himself into the burgeoning Vancouver film scene as a production assistant. He then worked his way up to an Assistant Locations Manager for major network shows and feature films. Soon after, he realized that he needed to direct and had to find a way to do it. So he changed gears and started working as a location scout. This allowed him the freedom to start writing his own material, and eventually start pursuing his passion…directing.

In 2002, Anand released his first project, a short film called Breaking Free, adapted from a short story written by Lawrence Page. Shortly after it’s release, he began writing the spoof Petty Crimes Unit, which came to the screen in 2004. Anand followed that up with the short film Alternative Dispute Resolution in 2007, and in 2008, he was named one of the recipients of the DGC’s Kick Start Award, winning $20,000 to bring his next short film, “Serum 1831” to the screen.

His finesse, talent and laid back attitude have garnered Anand a strong fan base, many of which have offered their professional assistance in helping Anand see his projects to the big screen.

Short film credits

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Image from Serum 1831

Serum 1831

Canada | Jun 2009 | 15:15
When Robert Lee becomes the unsuspecting test subject of his own research project, he decides to exact a measure of revenge that is worth than death.
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Information on this profile is provided by the person and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 8 Sep 2009