Annika Beaulieu is a photographer, filmmaker, and writer based in New York and Costa Rica. Born in Los Angeles, CA, she received her BA at the University of California Santa Barbara in Art History and earned her MA in International Development at The New School in New York. She has had the honor to work on a number of award winning films including the Oscar nominated Darfur Now (2006) and Sundance Institute winner POV documentary Good Fortune (2010). In 2008 she produced a fiction/documentary hybrid film El Perro del Hortelano in Peru about the environmental and social impact of oil extraction on indigenous lands in the Amazon. The film went on to be translated into 4 languages and win a number of awards including Best Environmental Film at the Huntsville International Film Festival. She cofounded Selva Rica with her husband Renzo Zanelli; an international arts organization based dedicated to producing documentary and fiction films about environmental issues. She has worked as a writer and researcher for international organizations including UNDP, The US Dept. of Energy, and Oxfam in Bangladesh. She has also published a number of news articles for magazines and international press including Al Jazeera, Howler Magazine, Dwell Magazine, The Ecologist, and the Latin American News Dispatch. With her husband Renzo Zanelli she runs the New York based photography and videography studio Magic Flute Photos and Video. She is the mother of two boys and world schools with her family between New York and Costa Rica.
2000 - 2004 University of California, Santa Barbara. BA in Art History
2007-2009 The New School of New York. MA in International Affairs
English, Spanish, Italian, French