Talent Guide

Haley Elizabeth Anderson

  • Discipline:Director
  • Program Year:Amplifier Fellowship 2021


Haley Elizabeth Anderson is a filmmaker, writer, and photo-based visual artist from Houston, Texas. She recently graduated from New York University’s Graduate Film Program as a Dean’s Fellow. Her work often explores coming-of-age experiences, race, and the ever-growing class divide often in a documentary/narrative hybrid aesthetic.

Haley was selected as a Sundance Institute Screenwriting Intensive Fellow and for the TFI All Access Program and received the SFF Westridge Foundation’s screenwriting grant. She attended the 2019 IFP Week No Borders Program for Coyote Boys in New York as well as the Sundance/Ucross Foundations Residency for Spring 2020. She was also selected as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”

Her ongoing project, Gulf Tones, a photography and three-channel film installation, had a summer-long run at the Shed in New York in 2019. Her short film Pillars premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and recently won the Grand Jury Prize at the AFI Film Festival. Haley’s work has also been featured in I-D Magazine, No Budge, Le Cinema Club, The New York Times, Vimeo, Rooftop Films, and the Barbican in London. Coyote Boys will be her first feature film.

Current Project

Coyote Boys


Homeless and wandering the streets of New Orleans,  18-year-old   Trey searches for his older brother Marcus, a graffiti writer, and leaves on a train-hopping journey across America to find him. Coyote Boys is a contemporary odyssey through fringe communities, centered on rootless youth experiencing loss and loneliness, trying to find alternative ways of surviving 21st century America.