"I am a young Spanish screenwriter and director that aims to push the technical and creative boundaries to narrate extraordinary stories in extraordinary places."
With a versatile and technical profile as a filmmaker; at 27 years old, Anita already has writing credits from shorts to productions from HBOMax, TVE, or BBC. She has also participated as a young talent in international labs such as BBC New Creatives, Screenskills Mentoring, Widening the Lens from the BAFTA Encounters Film Festival or the Banijay TV Residence Content Creators Incubator at Cannes, France during MIPCOM 2021.
Born in A Coruña, a small town in the north of Spain, she directs her student short film, "Blacks or Whites", at the University for the Creative Arts (UK), premiering at the British Film Institute in London (2019) and later screening at festivals in London, Madrid, Detroit, or Moscow. In 2020, Pico is selected for the BBC New Creatives talent program, which sponsors promising young talents from the British film scene. Produced by BBC and the Arts Council of England, Anita shoots "What a Circus".The short film premieres on British television on BBC 4 and BBC iPlayer, touring the festival circuit.
After seven years between the United States and England, Pico shoots her next short film Lique (2023) at home, back in Galicia, Spain. Returning to her roots, she begins to write in the Galician language, establishing herself as one of the promising talents in Spain. The short tours festivals as one of the works from the international Spanish catalog Shorts from Galicia (2023) and pushes Anita to pursue new stories in her hometown. She also starts her own production studio in A Coruña, Henfunk Studio, where they shoot commercial campaigns and support Anita's fiction projects.
After her Cannes residency, she is brought as a screenwriter at Zeppelin TV in Spain, developing and writing tv content. One of her last works included her role as a screenwriter on the new HBOMax Spain series "Time Zone". In 2023, she writes and directs her first digital series with the support of the ICAA and Xunta de Galicia. The comedy sitcom Pulp Air (releasing in 2024) includes actors such as Lucía Veiga (Rapa, Movistar +) or Isabel Garrido (The Mess You Leave Behind, Netflix). Anita is currently starting the development of her first feature film; Shido.