ANASTASIA M. CUMMINGS
Anastasia began her career in the film industry, training as a Script and Continuity Supervisor in Los Angeles with Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Brothers.
She has produced a variety of content with High Noon Entertainment and ABC. She was an Associate Producer on Chloe Zhao’s feature film The Rider, winner of the Art Cinema Award in Canne’s Director’s Fortnight and Grand Prize in Deauville. Alongside Anastasia’s commercial producing repertoire of documentaries and docudramas are several award-winning short films including Menschen, Jack in the Box and CODA. She continues to work extensively as a Script Supervisor, she recently served as Script and Continuity Supervisor on the upcoming feature film ‘Keyhole Garden’ from writer/director Marco Perego - Saldana starring Zoe Saldana and Tom Waits.
Born in Africa to a Dutch father and French mother, Anastasia hails from Algeria to Congo-Kinshasa. Later, while based in Europe, she worked in France and in Austria. Fluent in three languages, Anastasia has applied her linguistic talents to close captioning and translation work with Zoo Digital for major studios, broadcasters, and content distributors internationally for Netflix, Disney and Magnolia Pictures among others.
Currently based in New Mexico, Anastasia works on domestic and international projects. She is currently in development for her new feature film 'CODA' to be shot in the U.S. and Europe.
“In all the years we’ve worked together, I’ve always admired Anastasia’s creative resilience and vision on set as a natural leader. She’s the kind of producer that inspires everyone around her.” — Sarah R. Lotfi, Writer/Director, Menschen
“Having had the pleasure of working with Anastasia Cummings on several films, I am able to attest to her achievements as a successful and competent film director.
Anastasia has strong creative and aesthetic sensibilities and the ability to motivate her cast and crew to get the results she is looking for. Anastasia is one of those rare, self-actualized people that has the ability to draw people in with her infectious personality. Her ability to connect with others is evident on her sets and in the emotion she highlights within each film she directs. She is a natural story-teller and confident leader who is able to captivate an audience and motivate others to embrace her vision and rise to her level in their respective craft. Her ambition and drive is fueled by her love of film, music and story. Her ability to capture strong performances and the unique soul of a story is unparalleled.”
— Karen Goffred, Motion Picture Editor's Guild Local 700 Member, Assistant Picture Editor, Shameless, Animal Kingdom, The Flash, Zoo, Reign
“I can’t imagine directing without Anastasia by my side. Not only does she keep a cast and crew happy, she ups the production value with her small miracles. She truly made the production happen.” — Alex Gray, Writer/Director, Jack In The Box
“I have worked with Anastasia on several projects through the years in multiple countries and languages. She brings a dedication and focus to her work that makes my job as cinematographer easier. She creates a tightly knit crew that behaves more like a family. Working with her has been a joy and inspiring experience. I'm glad to consider her a friend as well as talented colleague.” — David Grauberger, Cinematographer