Amanda Blue

Amanda Blue

Director, Writer, Executive Producer


Amanda Blue is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, and director who has worked on a wide range of projects, from feature films to documentaries.

Blue was born in Los Angeles, California and graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2007. She began her career working in production on independent films and commercials, and soon moved into the world of directing. Blue's early work includes the award-winning short films, "Sister-in-Law" and "The Ghost of Lily Mae".

In 2011, Blue wrote, produced, and directed her first feature film, "The Tanglewood Boys". The film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award. It went on to win awards at several other festivals, including the San Francisco International Film Festival, and was released theatrically in the US.

After her success with "The Tanglewood Boys", Blue went on to direct a number of documentaries, including "The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo" and "The Great Migration". Both documentaries were met with critical acclaim, and earned Blue several awards and nominations, including an Emmy nomination for "The Great Migration".

Blue has since gone on to direct a number of high-profile projects, including the feature film "The Light Between Oceans" (which was nominated for three Academy Awards) and the television series "The Handmaid's Tale". She is currently in pre-production for her next feature film, "The Nightingale".

Blue is passionate about telling stories that explore themes of identity, family, and social justice. She is an outspoken advocate for women and people of color in the film industry, and uses her platform to champion diversity in the industry.

Blue has received numerous awards, including the Directors Guild of America's DGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Directing for a Documentary Feature. She is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and is a board member of the International Documentary Association.

Amanda Blue is a talented filmmaker whose career has spanned a wide range of genres and formats. She is a passionate storyteller and a dedicated advocate for women and people of color in the film industry.