Ana Zins was born and raised in Houston, Texas and moved to Los Angeles in 1986. Ms. Zins had a brief stint working at New Line Cinema, then at Regent Entertainment in development, production, and distribution on independent feature and television films while volunteering several years as a festival screener for IFP/FIND and the AFI programming departments.
Ms. Zins also studied Filmmaking at the New York Film Academy, participated in the Women in Film Directing Mentorship Program in 2005, and was a top ten finalist in the Lifetime Movie Network: Every Woman’s Film Competition. It was around that time that she started her own production company, Mighty Girl Productions.
Her first film, "Bubbles", a children & family short, premiered on Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett's "On the Lot", and had its theatrical premiere at the Reel Women International Film Festival in 2007 in Hollywood. It was well received and was an official selection in competition at the LA Shorts Festival, an official selection at the LA Family Film Festival, the San Diego Family Film Festival, the International Family Film Festival, and was nominated Best Mini Short at the Danville Family Film Festival.
Her next short film, "Getting Gretta", a teen romantic comedy, also premiered at the Reel Women International Film Festival in 2006 and was an official selection of the Broad Humor International Film Festival in Venice, California in 2006.
Ana’s first feature directorial debut was the romantic comedy, The Back-up Bride (2012), starring Daniel Bonjour, Leena Huff, Jen Lilly, and Jesse Johnson. It was picked up for distribution by Lantern Lane Entertainment and MTI Home Video. Ms. Zins continues to develop her feature film and television projects under her Mighty Girl Productions banner.