Director, writer, producer, Amanda Dow, born in Perth Western Australia, now resides in Los Angeles, California. She began her career in acting and graduated from The Australian Film and Television Academy in 1999. After years of landing the occasional role in feature and short films, she began to see the lack of diversity still present within the industry. Her passion for filmmaking and visual storytelling from the female perspective inspired a switch to writing and directing in 2010.
In 2011, she wrote and directed her first short film Vacillate, then in 2012 she followed up with another short, The Gift. This is where her love for writing and directing stories really ignited. Since then she has written seven feature length films, four of which have been optioned.
In 2014, Amanda directed her first feature film Chasing Aliens which stirred much interest at the Cannes film market. From there she went on to associate produce on Drive Hard starring John Cusack and Thomas Jane, then location managing on The Reckoning, starring Luke Hemsworth. In November 2017, she produced a documentary in Cambodia, I am Beautiful, based on her belief that understanding all facets of the industry will make her a better director.
In 2020, Amanda shifted her focus from narrative projects to short form commercials. Since then she has directed five commercials for various companies, as well as her first music video, Ticking Clocks.