Minerva Productions was founded by Anne O’Shea in 1996 as a theatrical production company in Wilmington, North Carolina whose primary intention was to give women more opportunities both in front of and behind the footlights. With the inclusion of Brian Quattrini and Hal Cosec, it expanded to include film in 2009 and immediately achieved success with the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated film, The Kids Are All Right. The mission now includes children, the LGBTQ community and all other undeserved and often ignored factions of modern society that need a voice both locally and globally.
In addition to film making, Minerva is incredibly passionate about their charitable contributions.
O'Shea currently sits on the advisory board of the Key West Arts Council and Key West Film Festival. She spends much of her time fundraising for local charities in Key West, Florida; particularly AIDS Help. In her hometown of Tulsa, OK, she sits on the board of Tulsa Opera Inc. and is a member of the Keys Coalition which was originally created to help educate and prevent human trafficking in Florida, the second largest known area for such monstrosities. She is also a larger supporter of the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Both O'Shea and Quattrini are happy to support The Creative Coalition, a community that educates and brings together leaders in the arts community to advocate for First Amendment rights, arts advocacy and public education.