Kelly-Anne Riess, filmmaker selected in conjunction with the story: Yee Clun and Regina’s “White Women’s Labour Law”
Congratulations to Kelly-Anne Riess, the filmmaker selected in conjunction with the story Yee Clun and Regina’s “White Women’s Labour Law”!
Kelly-Anne Riess produced and directed the documentary, Finding Al, about notorious gangster Al Capone’s connections to Canada, which aired nationally on CBC in 2016. As part of her work on the project, she was one of only 15 Canadians to receive a grant from the Telefilm Micro-Budget Production Fund for Emerging Filmmakers in 2014.
Riess worked as a writer, director and researcher on the TV show Crime Stories, which aired on A&E Biography, Investigation Discovery and History Television. Travelling across North America, Riess interviewed police officers who solved some of the most gruesome serial killer cases in the world.
In 2013, Riess won the MTS Stories from Home $20,000 Pitch Competition at the Gimli Film Festival for the documentary Artists by Night, which Riess produced and directed. The film premiered at the Gimli Film Festival a year later.
Riess was a CTV National Fellow at the Banff World Media Festival in 2011.