about anyA

Coming FALL 2019!



ANYA is a contemporary sci-fi love story about newlyweds whose seemingly simple decision to have a baby catapults them to the center of an explosive genetics mystery with far-reaching consequences for their child and the future of humanity.

Behind the Scenes

We worked closely with geneticists from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Ting Wu and Dr. Ruth McCole.
We filmed in streets, homes, and business throughout New York City and at a genetics research lab at Carnegie Mellon University.

Development, Production & Post-Production Blog

A Taylor/Okada Film
by First Encounter Productions

ANYA is the first narrative feature by documentarian Jacob Okada and anthropologist Carylanna Taylor, PhD. Through their company, First Encounter Productions, Carylanna and Jacob are committed to creating complex characters and compelling stories informed by anthropology, science, and current events.