Who We Are

Anita Sugimura Holsapple – Director

A Japanese-American filmmaker with more than 14 years in broadcast television as a news producer and reporter, both in the U.S. and Japan, as well as a former professional chef.

Anita completed her first film in 2017, “Battlefield: Home – Breaking The Silence,” which was inspired by her own experiences as military child during the Vietnam War.

Anita has also worked on the award-winning reality series, “The Amazing Race,” served as Military Liaison for Jon Gries’ film, Pickin’ & Grinnin’, as well as assisted on other smaller projects.  Currently she a collaborator on “Paging Dr. Faustus,” an upcoming multi-media play, in addition to working on her second documentary currently in production.

Anita is an active member of several organizations including the International Documentary Association, Film Independent, Alliance of Women Directors, and NY Women In Film & Television.

Anita holds a Master’s of Science in International Conflict Analysis & Resolution and undergraduate degrees in Sociology/Psychology, as well as a degree in the culinary arts.


A feature-length documentary about the invisible issues that impact our veterans and their families; about the problems they all face, the obstacles they endure, it is also about the hope of the human spirit to return to just being whole again. Completed 2017