Amanda is a writer/director from New York. She was born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn by a boisterous, blended family. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design by the grace of a full tuition scholarship where she earned a BFA in Film/Animation/Video and an unofficial degree in cultural anthropology, with a special interest in the exotic behaviors of her wealthy classmates. 


Upon graduating from RISD, Amanda returned home to eat her weight in L&B's pizza and work in post production as a coordinator/supervisor. Her post credits include The Americans (FX), Broad City (Comedy Central), Search Party (TBS) and Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central).

She shot, wrote, and directed shorts Josephine (2015) and Rooftop (2016) and is currently submitting her latest film, Brighton, to festivals.  Most recently she directed Amsterdam Avenue, a six episode web-series featuring Catherine Curtin of Insecure and Orange is the New Black. Her series, Lucy(fer), which she wrote and plans to direct, was accepted into IFP's 2019 Project Forum. She is currently shopping the series. 


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