ANYA ROUS is a Brooklyn-based producer and funding strategist, committed to telling stories by and about underrepresented voices. Anya is the co-producer of ALWAYS IN SEASON which was selected for 2019 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Documentary Competition and THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED (Tribeca 2018). She also co-executive produced CALL HER GANDA (Tribeca 2018) and co-produced the Sundance and Guggenheim funded documentary NAILA AND THE UPRISING (IDFA 2017). She is currently producing AFTERMATH, a follow-up to THE BRANDON TEENA STORY (Berlinale 1988) by Emmy-nominated directors Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir.
Anya brings a combined 10 years of experience in funding strategy, partnership development, and impact campaigns for stories that further movements for racial, economic, and gender justice. She formerly served as the Director of Strategic Relationships at Just Vision and as a grantmaker at the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
Anya is an Impact Partners Documentary Producing Fellow, on the board of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, and a member of Resource Generation. She previously served on the North Star Fund's Community Funding Committee.