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About Me

Director. Filmmaker. Storyteller. 

Amy is a writer and director based in Los Angeles, California.

 

She is a past participant of both the WIF Mentorship Program and Ryan Murphy’s Episodic Directing Mentorship Program, Half. Her first film American Girl, which she directed and co-produced held its initial release on Amazon Prime after being awarded “Best Producer” at the LA Femme International Film Festival. Her pilot script Snares of the Devil won the Filmaka “Trapped” Web Series competition. It was subsequently funded into a 10 episode, short form series, which Amy wrote and directed. Amy’s short film Yes Chef won the 2020 Russo Brother’s Film Forum in partnership with NIAF and ISDA and she is an active member of the AGBO Filmmaker’s Collective. Amy’s short film script What Got Meant to Be Free was recently short listed for the 2022 First Flights Short Film Fund, a 2023 Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards Quarterfinalist, a 2023 Midwest WeirdFest Short Screenplay Semi-Finalist and a 2023 Big Apple Screenplay Festival Honorable Mention.

 

Her most recent short film, Californie, which she directed and co-produced is currently on the festival circuit. Californie is currently an Official Selection of the Bedford International Film Festival, the Short Film Factory and BARCIFF (Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival), where it is also nominated for “Best Director”. 

Awards

"Trapped"

Web Series Competition Winner

2019

FILMATIC HORROR AWARDS

Short Screenplay Quarter Finalist 

2023

RUSSO BROTHERS

Film Forum Winner

2020

Filmmatic Horror Awards, Quarter Finalist 2023

"What God Meant to Be Free", was selected as a  Quarter Finalist in the Filmmatic Horror Awards Short Screenplay category.

MidWest WeirdFest, Semi-Finalist 2023

"What God Meant to Be Free", a short screenplay, was selected as a Semi-Finalist in the MidWest Weird Fest Horror Short Screenplay category.

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First Flights Short Film Fund Shortlist 2022

"What God Meant to Be Free", a short screenplay, was shortlisted for the prestigious First Flights Short Film Fund.

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Russo Brother's Film Forum 2020

"Yes Chef", a short film, received a grant in partnership with NIAF and ISDA.The film won the Forum and was honored in Washington, DC in 2021.

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FILMAKA "Trapped" Winner 2019

"Snares of the Devil", a short form episodic series, was selected as the Pilot winner and funded into a 10 episode series.

HALF Foundation Mentee 2018

Selected for and participated in the Ryan Murphy Directing Mentorship Program, shadowing veteran director Jennifer Lynch on the hit Fox Television series

"9-1-1".

 

Women in Film Mentee 2016/17

Selected for and Participated in the WIF Mentorship Cycle as a Producing/Directing Mentee, shadowing Gaylyn Fraiche & Sarah Downey

Top Indie Filmmaker 2015

Following the success of her feature film, Amy was named one of Del Weston's Top 100 Indie Filmmakers of 2015

 

Best Producer of a Feature Film 2014

Won "Best Producer of a Feature Film" for narrative feature, "American Girl" at the 2014 LA Femme International Film Festival

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