Anike Tourse

Anike Tourse, filmmaker - headshot

Anike Tourse is a multimedia maker with accomplishments both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, including writing for the daytime serial ONE LIFE TO LIVE and the sitcom GIRLFRIENDS, an animated short film FRANCES THE FISH, and a children’s story and short film about children biking on Yom Kippur in Tel-Aviv. Before making AMERICA’S FAMILY, she wrote and directed the award-winning short film AMERICA: I TOO starring Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi and now in distribution with New Day Films. Commissioned by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights/LA (CHIRLA), the film features a predominantly immigrant cast and crew including over 250 Extras, most of whom are undocumented immigrants living in greater Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, and Lancaster, California.