Writer/Director, In Her View
Amy has a passion for woman-centred and gender-related stories, and has pursued her creativity as an actor, writer and director. Most recently, Amy has been an outspoken advocate for reproductive rights and representation of women in leadership roles, particularly as writers, directors and producers. Amy’s self-produced proof of concept short film, In Her View takes on the abortion debate from a uniquely introspective point of view, to illuminate the perspective of women who have had abortions, remove stigma and elevate the highly politicized subject of abortion by examining the many grey areas of personal experience.
Amy studied Mass Communications and Film Studies at York University in Toronto, theatre and film at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan, with further studies in acting and screenwriting at Rogues West studios in Vancouver. She has performed in and directed theatre and film in all three cities, including productions of Macbeth, The Vagina Monologues, The Attic, The Pearls & Three Fine Girls, A Particular Class of Women, Blood Relations, Pride & Prejudice, as well as her own devised work Undecided, that explored bisexuality, and an original play Love, Iris that pushed boundaries of romantic love. Professional film and tv credits include The L Word, The Serial Monogamist, 10.5 and 50% a PSA about the impact of rape. In 2017, Amy produced and directed the proof of concept short for her feature screenplay, In Her View.
Amy lives in North Vancouver, where she is raising her daughter, and works at Stratford Hall, an independent school in East Vancouver. She volunteers on the Board of Directors for Rumble Theatre, one of Vancouver’s leading independent theatre companies.