Amanda Jane Stern is an actress, writer and director from New York City. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Brandeis University in 2015 with a BA in Film, Television & Interactive Media and Theater Arts. Her senior thesis "Coerced: A Documentary Play" which detailed the true story of a teenage girl who was illegally interrogated by police and coerced into confessing to murder received press attention from WBUR: Boston's NPR News Station.
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Television (Musical) Director "In Retrospect" is a musical comedy web series featuring Dennis and Rita, a couple in marriage counseling, rediscovering themselves in an effort to save their crumbling marriage. They attempt this by re-imagining the way they first met, transporting them to a different musical scenario each episode. Over the course of their nine-week therapy sessions, they must make discoveries about themselves, their past, and their desires, as they look toward their potential future. Each episode begins with Dennis (Frank Leone) and Rita (Jacqueline Keeley) within their therapy session with Dr. Fillasho (Shannon Krowicki), who sees an in to their relationship when she gets them to agree on one thing: they wish they could change the way they met. This then springboards them into a dream sequence musical number, as they envision themselves meeting for the first time in a different scenario, each episode. A seductive tango, a masquerade waltz, a throwback to the swing era, a catchy club beat; all ...
Neo Love Story
Video (Short and Drama) Actress John and Jane, whom through serendipitous events and a high libido wind up falling dangerously for each other and act on their own respective passion for love without actually sharing any between them. It's a comment and critique of the social structure of monogamy and the trap it's become for a progressive generation constantly pressured to conform, and constantly distracted by external events, lacking in reflective practices. Written by Nick Kaufmann
A Crime to Remember
Television (Documentary and Crime) Actress A look back at famous cases from the past.
Film (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew A young woman cycles through seven relationships, each one depicted in a distinct cinematic style. As she adapts all-too-seamlessly to the world of each new partner, she begins to ask herself the question: who am I when I'm not in love?
Archaeology of a Woman
Film (Drama) Actress ARCHAEOLOGY OF A WOMAN written and directed by critically acclaimed director Sharon Greytak. A talented chef (Kate) travels from New York City to her suburban hometown to care for her mother's worsening dementia. Kate expects to put a few services in place and return to the city, but events change as her spirited mother disappears, defies authorities, and finds herself tangled up with lovers and a generation-old murder case. A unique take on dementia and mystery. Written by Anonymous
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress To win the celebrity and self-made wealth he craves, an aimless, twenty-something Manhattan playboy devises a film based on his party-boy, club-going lifestyle, and hires a self-destructive aspiring playwright to ghost the feature script. As the mismatched pair struggles to complete the script and get a handle on their misdirected lives, they reveal the sometimes comedic, sometimes tragic behaviors of 'Generation Y'- a generation taught to believe each was incomparably special and messianically gifted. Though they begin to vie for the affections of the same girl, and their chance at success and happiness threatens to crumble, they ultimately each find their own, unique life truths. Written by LGPR
Film (Comedy) Actress Goyband is a romantic comedy that fuses music and pop culture with a satirical (albeit gentle) look into Orthodox Judaism and Kabbalah. The word "Goy" is Yiddish for a non-Jewish male. In our story, Adam Pascal of "Rent" fame plays ex-boyband pop star, Bobby Starr. Bobby Starr is booked to headline the grand opening of the first Kosher Casino in the Catskills, (hence the title Goyband.) The reason Bobby gets this unlikely booking is that the daughter of the hotel owner, Rebekkah (played by Amy Davidson of "8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter") has a secret crush on him - hiring him to perform live at the hotel is her last act of rebellion before committing to her arranged marriage. Written by Chris Grimm and Christa McNamee
TV Movie (Comedy and Drama) Actress Honor Caldwell, a privileged Manhattan teenager, has always led a charmed life. But when her father is charged with securities fraud, she goes from golden girl to scholarship student overnight. Old friends abandon her, her mother falls apart and the IRS freezes her family's assets. Now, she must learn to navigate her socially elite, private girls' high school under very different circumstances than the ones she has always known. Written by Posted on New York TV Festival
Film (Comedy) Actress This film follows a Jewish artist and her family.
Television (Comedy and Drama) Actress Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when going over a contract; and because of the resulting financial loss to the firm, he's fired. Despondent, he heads back to his (small) hometown of Stuckeyville -- 'Anytown', USA. There he realises he's been missed by a lot of friends whom he's missed; and he sees Carol, the girl he'd adored in high school. Swept up in roiling emotions, Ed buys the local bowling alley on a whim, moves to Stuckeyville, and determines to win Carol's heart. His horizons broaden as he settles once more in Stuckeyville, and the series itself settles into a charming, funny, often serious slice-of-life series focused not solely on Ed but on the lovable ensemble cast of people who live and work with him in Stuckeyville. Written by Katchan
Martin & Orloff
Film (Comedy) Actress This is the story of a marketing man and his shrink. A suicide attempt and a softball game; A PHD-toting stripper and a deranged Desert Storm vet; A giant sparerib costume and the world's largest peenis; John Woo-style violence and Steel Magnolia-esque pathos. This is the story of Martin & Orloff. Written by Anonymous
Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
Queen Mary, University of London