Hey, I'm Amanda Renee!

Los Angeles, California

Amanda Renee Knox is an award winning director. She was in consideration for a 2019 Academy Award and was awarded a DGA Jury Award for her short film Night Call. Born on an Air Force Base in Spain, Amanda was raised in Texas, lived in New York and currently resides in Los Angeles. Nate Kohn, film critic of Chicago Sun Times, Ebertfest Director and Peabody Award Associate Director, describes her work as “really well made, powerful work”.

She was most recently selected for the highly competitive Ryan Murphy Half Initiative shadowing renowned director, Gwyneth Horder-Payton on 911-Lone Star starring Rob Lowe and Liv Tyler. In addition to this she shadowed director, John Hyams on Chicago PD and was invited in her second year of graduate school by the producers of Dick Wolf’s Chicago Med to be a shadowing director for two episodes shadowing Donald Petrie and the show’s Co-Executive Producer, Michael Waxman. Knox participated in the competitive Filmmaker-In-Residence program with Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) providing her with invaluable mentorship for her high impact thesis film, Night Call. Amanda received a generous joint grant from The Annenberg Foundation and Caucus Foundation for Writers, Directors and Producers to complete Night Call.

Night Call beat the odds winning the top festival prize at Academy Qualifying Bermuda International Film Festival where acclaimed producer Christine Vachon was one of three jurors. This festival win qualified Night Call for a 2019 Live Action Short Academy Award. Night Call has won 41 top festival awards worldwide garnering Knox with numerous Best Director and Emerging Filmmaker Prizes. Other notable awards and prizes include Cannes, American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase and Caucus Foundation Gold Circle Award. In addition to these awards Night Call has aired on PBS, locally and nationally and had a limited theatrical run curated by Washington Post Chief Film Critic, Ann Hornaday.

A lover of action/suspense, Amanda's desire is to continue to create immersive films that engage audiences both viscerally and intellectually.

She is represented by Echo Lake Entertainment.

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