Alumni Spotlight: Director/Producer Holly Tuckett ’89

March 15, 2021

Anchor Point movie posterVeteran storyteller, filmmaker, and cinematographer Holly Tuckett's newest film Anchor Point will have its world premiere at the 2021 Cinequest Film Festival. The documentary film about women changing the culture of firefighting on our nation’s public lands is Tucket's second feature-length documentary film.

Her first feature-length documentary, Church & State, debuted in 2018, winning a Special Jury Award at the American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs and Best Feature Documentary at the Nice International Film Festival in France. Tuckett's documentary short, Timi Earl Skelton Girl — which she produced, directed and edited — screened at the Park City Film Series in conjunction with the Sundance Film Festival in 2011. Tuckett’s producing credits also include the 2008 festival circuit favorite Una Vida Mejor.

Through her company, Flying Hat Productions, Tuckett has contributed to nearly 100 narrative and documentary films and television productions, including work for National Geographic, Discovery, Vice, TLC, NBC Olympic broadcasts and more.

See the World Premiere of Anchor Point at Cinequest virtual (Mar 20-30). March 28: Special Whittier College after screening film discussion and wine tasking with Lori (Hoyt Budd) '90 (Dracaena Wines).