Anya Meksin '11 Writes for New Limited Series 'We Were The Lucky Ones'

Josephine Simonian
May 17, 2024

Anya Meksin '11 wrote the fourth episode of We Were The Lucky Ones, a new limited series which just premiered on Hulu. She also served as the story editor on all eight episodes of the show. 

Directed by Thomas Kail, We Were The Lucky Ones follows a Jewish family separated at the start of World War II. Across continents, they do everything in their power to survive and to reunite. The series, starring Joey King, Logan Lerman, and Hadas Yaron, is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds and is based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Georgia Hunter

Meksin was born in the former USSR and immigrated to the US as an asylum-seeking refugee. She earned a BA from Yale and an MFA from Columbia, where her sci-fi thesis film Temma won Faculty Selects and an Alfred P. Sloan grant before screening at the Museum of the Moving Image, the National Academy of Sciences, and festivals worldwide. Her comedy short "Berated Woman" was nationally broadcast on Out TV and the Logo Network, and she was commissioned by the Open Society Institute to create Balka, a documentary about the HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe, which has over 4 million views online. Her sci-fi script Taminex was selected for labs and fellowships at Film Independent, IFP, ScreenCraft, and the Black List / Women in Film. Her script The Algorithm was commissioned by Gidden Media, and she is currently developing several film and TV projects in genres that include crime, horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. Her sci-fi pilot script “Sea Change” was selected for the 2017 NYTVF Script Competition. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband William Gerrard and their son Neri.