G. Anthony Svatek

G. Anthony Svatek makes nonfiction films that examine humans’ relationship with natural and urban environments. Having grown up in the Austrian Alps, Anthony is deeply awed by the living world, landscapes, and the way people’s awareness of nature is changing through our increasingly urban experiences.

Anthony’s work spans from documentary portraits to experimental animations and 16mm dance films. He’s screened at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, DOCNYC, Encuentros del Otro Cine, Artists’ Television Access and Europe On Screen, amongst others. For his documentary As You Pass By, made in collaboration with filmmaker Amanda Katz, Anthony received grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.

Anthony collaborated with filmmaker Jessica Oreck at Myriapod Productions for several years. He has also staffed at the Flaherty International Film Seminar, freelanced at BBC World, and is a devoted volunteer at the American Museum of Natural History.

He now lives in New York City working as a freelance documentary producer and cinematographer.


[bio courtesy of the filmmaker] 


Recent Reviews

As You Pass By

No focus, random overlong scenes, what was the point?

As You Pass By

I didn't dislike the film per se, but the description created misleading impressions about this, at least in my opinion.

Early 12 New York Song

I thought this was excellent. Total control of media while still expressing an exciting idea. Professional and creative, an unusual combination.