Actress Writer Producer SAG-AFTRA *AEA


Anastasia Blackwell’s artistic odyssey commenced amidst the lush landscapes of Oregon, where her love for storytelling and performance first took root. Earning a B.S. from the University of Oregon and later pursuing a M.A. in Theater Arts, she immersed herself in the vibrant culture of the Northwest music and theater scene, honing her craft across classical and experimental stages and embracing the profound impact of the arts on personal transformation.

Venturing into the bustling streets of San Francisco, Anastasia’s talents flourished as a professional actress and voice-over artist. A seamless transition into marketing and commercial production at a CBS affiliate saw her co-producing award-winning commercials and community affairs spots, showcasing her versatility and creativity.

Yet, the beckoning call of the theater could not be ignored. Collaborating with a passionate ensemble of actors, Anastasia delved into a community dedicated to the pursuit of truthfulness in performance, earning acclaim and prestigious Dean Goodman awards for her outstanding contributions for her principal and supporting actor contributions.

Amidst a tapestry of serendipitous events—a vow at a shrine, an eerie encounter on a Montreal island—Anastasia’s trajectory took an unexpected turn. A novel began to materialize, igniting her passion for storytelling. “The House on Black Lake,” her debut work, a Gothic thriller, captivated audiences and marked the genesis of her literary journey. This success laid the groundwork for the adaptation of her novel into a groundbreaking screenplay, seamlessly merging her expertise in video production with her narrative prowess.

Anastasia’s creative evolution has been marked by a diverse array of projects, from acclaimed performances in film and theater to accolades for her screenwriting in prestigious competitions. Fearlessly pushing boundaries, she pioneered innovative ventures such as the creation of the first documented original music video and cinematic book trailer based on scenes from a novel, showcasing her multidimensional talents, including original choreography on the flying trapeze.

As the founder of Beautiful Renegade Productions, Anastasia remains dedicated to championing diverse narratives and fostering collaborative ventures in the multimedia landscape.

During the pandemic, she embarked on a sojourn to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she immersed herself in the vibrant artistic community, enriching her creative repertoire with roles in the Santa Fe International Shakespeare Company and completing her novel/screenplay, “Outlaw Night,” and the female-centric Fantasy Western, “The Sisterhood of Black Roses,” exemplifying her unwavering dedication to storytelling.

Anastasia’s impact extends beyond the realms of artistry, earning commendation from The First Amendment Project for her advocacy of freedom of speech, which inspired her breakthrough novel/screenplay, “The Chamber of Curiosities.” Her contributions to Gothic literature have garnered recognition from The Edinburgh Critical Guides.

Currently based in Los Angeles, Anastasia draws inspiration from her myriad passions, including her two sons, the flying trapeze, horseback riding, Krav Maga, and adventure travel.

Beyond her creative endeavors, she co-founded “We See You!”, a grassroots initiative empowering homeless individuals, and WAM JAMS! – a collaborative platform for artists to explore new forms of expression.

Driven by an indomitable spirit and a visionary approach to storytelling, Anastasia Blackwell is poised to leave an indelible mark on the worlds of literature, film, and beyond.