Jo Anna Edmison

Jo Anna Edmison is a filmmaker and photographer from Southern California. While studying art and design at Cal Poly, Edmison turned her attention to California culture — taking photographs and videos of the beach lifestyle through the lens of “seeing the greatness in the ordinary and sharing it with others.” Her film Stoke Chasers (Mountainfilm 2020) follows a group of bold, young women who are working to overcome the social and mental barriers to pursue their dreams, while Freedom of Flow (Mountainfilm 2021) portrays a man who defies the norm of his sport's culture and the spirituality he finds. Edmison is also the video director of Cal Poly Radio, the manager of a funk and soul band and a freelance photographer for various companies. Alongside Jordyn Romero, Jo Anna is the co-director of Queens of the Break (Mountianfilm 2023).