Amanda is an Oscar-nominated director and a celebrated cinematographer dedicated to telling compelling human stories through character-driven, narrative documentaries and commercials. She has an innate ability to connect with her subjects, from Spielberg and Tarantino to Octogenarian cowgirls and Colombian prisoners. Her latest film, VEGAS BABY, premiered at the Tribeca Film festival and was released on Netflix and PBS.
Amanda earned an Oscar nomination for LA CORONA, which premiered at Sundance before airing on HBO. Her award-winning DOUBLE DARE followed the struggles of the blue-collar stuntwomen who take the hits for Hollywood stars. DARE premiered at Toronto and was an audience favorite at festivals worldwide before its theatrical release. Her first film, JUST FOR THE RIDE, about the women’s rodeo circuit, won a student Oscar and International Documentary Association Award and aired on PBS. In 2014, Amanda produced SLOMO, which was Oscar-shortlisted and won best short at the IDA and SXSW. Her other credits include: ESPN’s THE SAVE and several HBO documentaries including THIN, CAT DANCERS, and MY FLESH AND BLOOD.
Amanda has directed commercial work for clients including Nike, Google, Adobe, Verizon and the U.S. Air Force. She is a past visiting lecturer at Stanford’s MFA film program and a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and the DGA.