Anita Abbasi is a Montreal-born, Toronto-living filmmaker. She graduated in 2008 with a BA in Creative Writing and Art History, but took a hands-on approach to filmmaking on the side. Since graduating, she has worked on over 20 productions, from music to experimental videos, documentary shorts to features. A lover of cinema since childhood, Anita has a cerebral relationship with film, complicated by her unconditional love of Sylvester Stallone movies. She has studied directing under Deepa Mehta and worked alongside Bruce MacDonald; she has directed videos for musical artists Amanda Mabro and Zara, and her work has shown at the Reel Dames Film Festival (No, Rush 2009), COMMFFEST (Raising Our Voice 2011) and the Mexico International Film Festival (Charity Ball 2010).
She currently works freelance in film and her feature, Pause, is in development.