ANNA GUTTO directed PARADISE HIGHWAY with Juliette Binoche, Morgan Freeman, Hala Finley, Frank Grillo and Cameron Monaghan in the summer of 2021, produced by Claudia Bluemhuber with Silver Reel (THE WIFE, RAILWAY MAN, UNDER THE SKIN). Her script for the movie won the prestigious ZAKI GORDON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCREENWRITING. The movie premiered at Locarno Film Festival August 2022 and was released theatrically and on demand in the US by Lionsgate.

 

Anna co-directed on the successful 2019 NETFLIX series HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

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Norway-born screenwriter and director, Gutto started her career in the theater earning accolades such as “universally excellent” in The New York Times. She received her MFA in Film Directing at Columbia University, where she graduated with Honors in 2016.

 

Her short film A LUCKY MAN is a Sloan Foundation winner and her short films have been playing festivals and gathering awards internationally and domestically. MOMMY HEIST was bought by FR3 and is currently broadcast in the Courte Libre program.

 

Anna also directs commercials and music videos. She is represented by WME and Grandview Management in the US and Albatros Agency in Scandinavia. Ms Gutto is a dual US and Norwegian passport holder.