NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR
Amanda directs serious comedies about young women dealing with tumultuous families and careers, rendered with equal parts East Coast Ashkenazic humor and queer sensibility. Her second feature, ASKING FOR IT, stars Stephanie Hsu (BE MORE CHILL, MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL) and Janeane Garofalo (WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER) and will enter the 2020 film festival circuit.
Her first feature, PINSKY, premiered at the Moscow International Film Festival, won “Best Narrative Feature” at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and was distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures in 2019. Unreal TV wrote that PINSKY was “the best movie about a hipster Boston 20-something lesbian with a domineering Russian immigrant grandmother having a quarter-life crisis that you will see this year”and likened it to Niel Simon’s BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS.
Her influences include Leonard Cohen, for his concise but expansive lyricism, Tamara Jenkins’ THE SAVAGES, and more than anything else, Nathan Lane’s performance in THE BIRDCAGE.
Amanda lives in Brooklyn, was born in South Florida and raised in Boston. She’s a member of the Brooklyn Filmmaker’s Collective and Film Fatales.