About Amy Starkey

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. She double-majored in English and Communications at York University before moving to New York to study theatre and film at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. After returning to Toronto, she worked with a theatre collective to write and produce Undecided, a show that explored bisexuality and relationships. She wrote and directed Love, Iris for the Toronto Fringe Festival and since moving to Vancouver in 2000, has performed in The Vagina Monologues, A Particular Class of Women, Marion Bridge and as Lady Macbeth, in Shakespeare’s Scottish play, among other theatre and independent film productions. Directing credits include The Attic, The Pearls & Three Fine Girls (Emerald Pig), Chapter Two and Dracula, adapted by Liz Lochhead (Deep Cove). Amy lives in North Vancouver and is a single mother with one daughter. In Her View is Amy’s first screenplay. The short version was shot over 5 days in August, 2017 and is currently in post-production. Fundraising for the feature length film will launch in Spring, 2018.