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Amy's first short film, "Surviving 7th Grade," has screened at festivals around the world including the Tribeca, Los Angeles, Olympia, Seattle Bumbershoot and Silver Lake Film Festivals, among others. Her next short, "The Home of Split Pea Soup," was an Official Selection of the Austin Film Festival, Portland Women's Film Festival, and MethodFest. Amy is thrilled and honored to have her UCLA thesis film, "Shoegazer," generously supported by the Caucus Foundation.

In addition to making films, Amy has worked as the Head of Research for the Academy Awards Red Carpet Show, was the Director/Programmer of a film series at UCLA called Melnitz Movies and was the Assistant Director of a theatrical performance created by artist/filmmaker Miranda July that played to sold-out houses in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. She has interned at the Sundance Institute and in the editing room of "The 11th Hour," a feature documentary Executive Produced and Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Amy grew up in Hillsdale, New Jersey and graduated with honors from Georgetown University where she studied English Literature and Theology. Amy recently completed her Master of Fine Arts degree in film directing at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she received numerous awards for her work.

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