Anna Weltner

Independent filmmaker and writer

United States

Anna Weltner (American, b. 1987) is a writer and filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon. She worked as arts editor at a California newsweekly before moving to Oregon and getting a BA in film from Portland State University. She currently works as a visual researcher at a media production company and writes stories in her spare time.

Fact and poetry in Kiarostami's Close Up

Abbas Kiarostami's Close Up (1990) opens with a reporter in a Tehran taxicab, on the way to the resience of a middle-class family. He tells the driver - and us - about the big story he's about to break.

Product Magazine
Time and the Gang of Apples

The game happened every year, and each person had a job to do. First was delegating the gangs. For the last three years, I had been in the Gang of Apples, along with two of my best friends, Goose and Stevie. The Gang of Apples wore green and carried baskets of Fuji and Granny Smith.

A pop quiz on Cindy Sherman

As a student I missed a test question about one of my favorite artists, and it led me on a weird journey.

The Eight Sided Die

My short fiction piece, "The Eight Sided Die" is featured in the Fall 2020 issue of Subjectiv Journal, page 54.

A melodrama in a haunted house: tracing genre influences in Grey Gardens

David and Albert Maysles' documentary film Grey Gardens (1975), a portrait of "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" Beale - a mother and daughter with high-society connections living in a squalid mansion in the Hamptons - is recognized as a crowning achievement of the direct cinema movement.

San Luis Obispo New Times
The art of seeing

This is a cover story I wrote about American installation artist Robert Irwin and his preparator, Jeff Jamieson