G. Anthony Svatek


Brooklyn, US

technological nature science

Having grown up at the foot of the Austrian Alps, Anthony is deeply awed by the living world, and the way people’s understanding of nature is informed by our increasingly technological and urban lives. He is based in Brooklyn and Callicoon, NY.

Amongst others, his work has been shown at the New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and DOCNYC, and has been published by Harper’s Magazine. He’s received grants and support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, and is the recipient of the New Visions Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Recently, Anthony completed his latest short Some Thoughts on the Common Toad, narrated by Tilda Swinton, and he’s in production on Humboldt USA, a feature experimental doc about the legacy of 19th century queer naturalist Alexander von Humboldt set in three U.S. places bearing his name.

Anthony works professional under the company Kulturfolger Productions, which includes projects for the New York State Parks Department, BBC World News, Deutsche Welle, and Pioneer Works. He has staffed seasonally at the Flaherty Film Seminar, The Climate Museum, and the American Museum of Natural History.

Anthony engages in 2D collage-making as an ancillary practice. His most recent exhibit includes a series of work for the New York Academy of Sciences.




Global Fruit


Some Thoughts on the Common Toad


Pinky NAcc


Humboldt USA