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Anna J. Foerster is a German director, director of photography and visual effects specialist with a notable resume in the American industry.


Anna Foerster finished her studies at the Film Academy Germany and with a set of useful skills under her belt, she began her career working in the making of commercials, some of them widely known ones.

Her skills include Aerial Photography, Underwater Photography, Visual Effects, Blue Screen/Green Screen, besides being fluent in German, French, and English. She is a member of International Photographers

A German citizen, she is in possession of a US Green Card, and most of her recent works have been made in that country.

Criminal Minds

Forester directed the following episodes for the Criminal Minds franchise:

Other Credits

Camera and Electrical Department

  • 2012 (2009) (aerial director of photography)
  • 10,000 BC (2008) (aerial director of photography) (director of photography: second unit)
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) (VG) (aerial director of photography)
  • Æon Flux (2005) (director of photography: second unit)
  • The Day After Tomorrow (2004) (director of photography: second unit)
  • Johnson Family Vacation (2004) (cinematographer: second unit)
  • Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) (director of photography: second unit)
  • Eight Legged Freaks (2002) (additional photographer)
  • Alien: Resurrection (1997) (pyrotechnics director of photography)
  • Calliope (1994) (camera operator)

Visual Effects

  • Unconditional Love (2002) (miniature director of photography)
  • Stuart Little 2 (2002) (visual effects director of photography)
  • Kate & Leopold (2001) (miniature director of photography)
  • Pitch Black (2000) (director of photography: visual effects miniature photography)
  • Magicians (2000) (visual effects director of photography)
  • End of Days (1999) (miniature photography)
  • Godzilla (1998) (visual effects director of photography: miniatures)
  • The Visitor (1997) TV series (visual effects supervisor)
  • Independence Day (1996) (director of photography: visual effects camera unit)


  • Anonymous (2010)
  • Huntin' (2009)
  • Coronado (2003)
  • Bird of Passage (2000)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • 10,000 BC (2008) (second unit director)
  • Æon Flux (2005) (second unit director)
  • The Day After Tomorrow (2004) (second unit director)
  • Johnson Family Vacation (2004) (second unit director)


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