Ani Mercedes is a Film Impact Producer & Founder of Looky Looky Pictures and an Impact Producer Fellow with Firelight Media.
Her projects include Unaccompanied Children (impact producing), Councilwoman (impact producing), Our 100 Days by Fusion & Field of Vision (consulting on impact strategy), and Monica & David (consulting on redistribution strategy).
She began her career as a Kartemquin Films intern, studying hours of raw footage from award-winning filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters) via transcription, doing research for The Homestretch, and falling in love with the process of archiving 50- year-old footage.
She earned a Bachelors in Anthropology from the University of Chicago and a Masters in Public Administration from Syracuse University. She was a White House intern (President Obama Administration), is a Teach for America alum, and is based in her hometown of Miami, Florida.