In this episode of Directing Magic; Marquette is joined by Amanda Micheli, director of VEGAS BABY. They discuss how Amanda approaches getting people to open up on camera about private matters such as fertility and infertility-related medical procedures, how she was able to bring Morgan Spurlock on board as the Executive Producer of VEGAS BABY, and what she’s most excited about these days.
AMANDA MICHELI – Director / Producer / Cinematographer
Amanda is an award-winning director and cinematographer. She earned an Oscar nomination for LA CORONA, which premiered at Sundance in 2008 before airing on HBO. In 2004, she premiered DOUBLE DARE at Toronto before its PBS and theatrical release. Her first film, JUST FOR THE RIDE, won a student Oscar and IDA Award and aired on PBS. In 2014, Amanda produced SLOMO, which was Oscar-shortlisted and won best short at the IDA and SXSW. She also co-directed ONE NATION UNDER DOG for HBO and THE SAVE for ESPN. Other credits include: THIN, CAT DANCERS, “30 Days,” and MY FLESH AND BLOOD. Amanda is a past visiting lecturer at Stanford’s MFA film program, a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and the Director’s Guild of America.