Amanda’s passion and enthusiasm for films compelled her to move to America in 1998 and study Script Writing & The History of Cinema in California. During her studies at SMC she landed an internship with Betty Mae Casting, and was mentored by Casting Director Mary Vernieu, whose credits include Darren Aronofsky’s “Requiem for a Dream”.
Returning to South Africa in 2001, Amanda’s focus then moved towards production where she spent the next seven years working and learning from some of the best local and international commercial Producers and Directors. In 2008 she crossed over into features production with The Silent Army, which reignited her passion for the technical and creative processes of filmmaking.
In 2010 Amanda Line Produced Paula van der Oest’s Oscar nominated “Black Butterflies” (Tribeca Film Festival 2011 winner for Best Actress, Golden Calf winner for Best Picture, Best Editing and Best Actress, as well as six SAFA awards 2012).
Enthused by her commitment to the creative and collaborative process of filmmaking Phat Free Films was born in 2011. In the same year Amanda Line Produced Maarten Treurniet’s “De Heineken Ontvoering” which picked up three Golden Calf Awards for Best Production Designer, Best Editor and Best Leading Actor in a Motion Picture.
To date Amanda has worked on over 150 International commercials, one local and four International Feature Films. She lives and works in Cape Town as a Freelance Producer, Line Producer and Quoting Producer.
|While You Weren’t Looking Producer||2014|
|De Heineken Ontvoering Line Producer||2011|
|Black Butterflies Line Producer||2010|
|The Silent Army Unit Production Manager||2008|
|Three Needles 2nd Assistant Director||2005|