Filmmaker's Name: Amanda Renee Knox
Film Title: Night Call
Born on an Air Force Base in Spain, Amanda was raised in Texas, lived in New York and recently graduated from Chapman University with an MFA in Directing. Amanda’s work has won recognition and prizes at festivals all over the world including two nominations for Best Director in Australia. The first project that Amanda associate produced prior to graduate school, The Sea Is All I Know, starring Academy Award winner, Melissa Leo was in consideration for a 2012 Academy Award. In her second year of graduate school, she was invited be a shadowing director on Dick Wolf's, Chicago Med for two episodes shadowing Donald Petrie and the show’s Co-Executive Producer Michael Waxman. Additionally, Amanda was named a Marion Knott Scholar by Chapman University where she was mentored by the filmmaker in residence, Rob Cohen. For her work on Night Call, Amanda received a prestigious, joint grant from the Annenberg/Caucus Foundation for Producers, Writers and Directors. Night Call has also won top festival awards worldwide as well as a DGA Jury Award, Caucus Foundation Gold Circle Award and a UCFTI Grand Prize Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film. A lover of action/suspense, Amanda's hope is to continue to generate films that engage the audience both viscerally and intellectually.