A graduate from Toronto’s York University, McGee wrote and directed the award-winning NFB documentary Seven Brides for Uncle Sam. She produced the CSA (formerly Gemini) award-winning drama Clothesline Patch for CBC and, in 2003, she directed her first feature film The Bread Maker, which debuted at TIFF.
Anita’s short films include New Neighbours (Canal+ Honorable Mention); Little Dickie which played Venice, Toronto and Palm Springs; Electric Chairs, an award-winning short made for cell phones; and Dinner for One which won Best Short at Cinequest and the Runner Up certificate for the BAFTA/LA short film award.
Adept in many areas of production, Anita line-produced the Showcase series, Kink V, the feature films A Stone’s Throw and Whole New Thing, and the super low budget features A Bug and a Bag of Week, The Bingo Robbers, and The Pasta King of the Caribbean.
Anita was also the assistant production manager on the German-Canadian co-productions Sea Wolf (Big Motion Pictures) and Two Sisters, (TROLLOPE SERIES) (ImX Interaktion). She has also supported fellow WIDC alumnae films including script supervising on the award-winning feature film, Red Snow by Marie Clements and executive producing Ana de Lara’s award-winning short, Good Girls Don’t.
In the last few years, McGee has taken time to write and has two feature films at the second draft stage: Miss Georgie, a bio-pic about an aspiring Newfoundland opera singer and her sister and Mammy, a comedy about two mismatched runaways who find common ground.
Anita is an alumna of the WIDC’s Career Advancement Module presented in collaboration with the St John’s International Women’s Film Festival and the Story & Leadership program presented in collaboration with the Whistler Film Festival.
Awards & Nominations
Good Girls Don’t (short, as executive producer)
2019 Audience Award, ShortCircuit Pacific Rim Film Festival
Little Dickie (short)
2002 Bronze Plaque Award, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Clothesline Patch (short)
2002 Best Dramatic Short, Canadian Screen Awards (formerly Gemini)
New Neighbours (short)
2000 Gold Award, Independent Short Subject-Films & Video – Comedy-Original, WorldFest Houston
Seven Brides for Uncle Sam (documentary)
1998 Best Documentary, Cinequest San Jose Film Festival