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

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

Minerva Productions was founded in 1996 as a theatrical production company in Wilmington, NC whose primary intention was to give women more opportunities both in front of and behind the footlights.

It expanded to include film in 2009 and the mission now includes children, the LGBTQ community and all other underserved and often ignored factions of modern society that need a voice both locally and globally.

Most recently, Anne and Brian premiered The Hunting Ground, a documentary that explores sexual crime on college campuses and institutional cover-ups at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. This captivating film was directed by Oscar nominee Kirby Dick  (The Invisible War.) 

 

awards

2014 Career Achievement Award, Anne O'Shea  Key West Film Festival

2014 Best Narrative Film, Life Partners  Key West Film Festival

2014 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Jessie Mueller (Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical) | Tony Awards

2013 Outstanding Film - Limited Release, Any Day Now | 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 | AFI Awards, USA

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

 

 

 

 

nominations

2015 Outstanding Film - Limited Release, Life Partners | GLAAD Media Awards

2014 Best Musical, Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical Tony Awards

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 | Golden Globes

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

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