Anne Loyer is an emerging director, whose first film short won the "Indie Soul" Special Recognition award at the Boston International Film Festival. She has been involved in visual storytelling throughout her career: from her two-dimensional fine art work, to narrative animations, to public art projects and performances that included her audio and video collages based on participants’ stories. She recently served as art director for the Academic Media Studio at Wesleyan University, where she produced award-winning video and interactive web sites for educational use in the classroom and museum setting. While a guest artist at Montserrat College of Art, she collaborated with professor Gabrielle Keller and students on a project that evolved into the Odysseus Project, an ongoing dialogue among veterans, artists, and artist-veterans, with support from the Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences at UMass Boston. The project’s current direction is "Tamziq, Scattered and Connected," an international and local collaboration between artists and students from the United States and the Middle East, with a focus on Iraq. Her work has been supported by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Jane’s Trust, and a fellowship at the National Academy of Design.