Films by Filmmaker
Anne Rutledge studied in the Graduate School of Drama at the University of Washington and holds a Master of Education degree from that institution as well as a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Oregon. While in graduate school, Anne focused her studies on the teaching of children with developmental disabilities, and worked with a variety of ages at the Experimental Education Unit at the University of Washington. Following graduation, she accepted a position teaching children in the Division of Child Psychiatry at the University of Washington. Before leaving the Social Work profession to form CurrentRutledge, Anne worked as a specialist in the area of crisis intervention, and directed a county-wide Crisis Clinic. Her varied experience in the mental health field working with individuals suffering from such disorders as depression, anxiety, psychosis, suicidal ideation, etc., gave her tools which have finely honed her interviewing skills and her sensitivity in establishing rapport quickly with different people in radically different situations. As a New Day Filmmaker Rutledge has been responsible for producing and directing a film for teens about AIDS as well as a video on Native American culture. Most recently, she has been working on a series of videos about innovations in American government for The Ford Foundation and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.