Anthony Waller was born in 1959 in Beirut, Lebanon. He entered Britain's National Film School in 1978 as their youngestever student, and in 1981 John Schlesinger awarded him the Shakespeare Scholarship, enabling him to spend a further year at a film school in Germany. In the early 1980s Waller worked in Germany as an editor on commercials, pop promos and features, including Frank Ripploh's Show Paradox and Wolfgang Gremm's Behind the Boor. He was commissioned by Filmverlag der Autoren to write a feature length comedy script, and in 1989 he created the feature length compilation film When Love Learned to Walk-Part 2 for producer Richard Claus.
Since 1986 Waller has directed, edited and part-produced approximately 200 commercials for cinema and television, including ads for IBM, CocaCola, Camel, Kellogg's, Super Nintendo and TDK (with the Rolling Stones).
In 1991, he was awarded a Gold Medal at the New York Advertising Film Festival for his Pizza Hut commercial.
In 1995, Anthony Waller earned universal acclaim for his motion picture debut Mute Witness, which he wrote, directed, produced and cofinanced. A stylish thriller set and shot in Moscow, it was acquired by ColumbiaTriStar for worldwide release.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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|Birthday||October 24, 1959 (63)|