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Anndi Jinelle Liggett is a writer-director based in Brooklyn, NY. Growing up in northern Virginia, she spent much of her childhood with her head firmly in the clouds. Books and films were welcome excursions to different worlds, people, and experiences. Anndi aspires to bring that same escapism to others. She is currently an MFA Candidate for Film & Television Production at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. In addition, she was recently one of 2% of applicants selected as a fellow for Diverso's Minority Report as well as a paid intern for HBO, assisting the Original Programming department with prospective and current series. Prior to film school, she gained production experience at NBC's Today Show and Al Roker Entertainment where she served as the Executive Assistant to Al Roker. She also led Community Outreach for Brooklyn-based production company, The Skin Deep, known for it's Emmy award-winning docuseries "The And".
Inspired by prolific writers like Toni Morrison and Isabel Allende, Anndi is passionate about subverting traditional fantastical elements, themes, and characters to reflect the black American experience. She is currently writing her first feature film which explores four generations of mother-daughter dynamics through a magical realist lens.