Anne O'Shea, founder. Brian Quattrini, president.

Anne O'Shea, founder. Brian Quattrini, president.

Shedding light on the underdog,  Minerva Productions focuses on films encouraging empowerment. 

Currently, Minerva is in post-production on Life Partners, a story about two co-dependent best friends – one straight girl, one lesbian – and the man who comes between them starring Leighton Meester and Adam Brody. Unreachable by Conventional Means is a story that follows a recent college graduate (Josh Brener) who is forced to sell marijuana after losing his job. Market Trip is a short focusing on the struggles of the early onset Alzheimer’s disease and The Little Firemen, a documentary following young boys as they work as life savers along a treacherous mountain road in Peru.

Minerva is still in production on a documentary, Raisin’ Cain: A History of Cain’s Ballroom that chronicles the history of the legendary ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Finally, the film Sins of the Father which Anne will also have a role.

 

awards

2013 Outstanding Film - Limited Release, Any Day Now I GLAAD Media Awards

2012 Audience Award for Best Narrative Film , Any Day Now | Tribeca Film Festival

2012 Best Film, Any Day NowSeattle International Film Festival 

2012 Audience Award for Best Film, Any Day Now | Provincetown International Film Festival 

2012 Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Feature , Any Day Now | Los Angeles Outfest

2012 Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, Any Day Now | Woodstock Film Festival

2012 Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature, Any Day Now | Chicago International Film Festival

2012 Best Narrative Feature, Any Day Now | Napa Film Festival

2012 Audience Award for Best Film 18+, Any Day Now | Giffoni Film Festival

2011 Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) , The Kids are All Right | Golden Globe 

2011 Best Screenplay , The Kids are All Right | Independent Spirit Award

2011 Movie of the Year, The Kids Are All Right I AFI Awards, USA

2011 Outstanding Film - Wide Release, The Kids Are All Right I GLAAD Media Awards

 

nominations

2011 Best Motion Picture of the Year, The Kids are All Right | Academy Awards

2011 Best Writing, Original Screenplay , The Kids Are All Right | Academy Awards

2011 Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, The Kids Are All Right I Golden Globes

2011 Best Feature, The Kids Are All Right | Independent Spirit Awards

2010 Best Film, The Kids Are All Right I Gotham Awards