Amanda Cole’s roots are in photography, film, and writing. Current digital film works rely on memoir, blurred lines of film-genre, and the many iterations of photography as a character almost—across generations. Re-writing and re-imagining a traumatic past to gain agency, not only over her narrative, but over film structure itself, Cole explores where the ‘hero’s journey’ ends as a woman telling her own story—as her own witness, her own detective, her own writer and director. Cole is currently a screenwriter and adjunct film and photography teacher at Lesley University.
After working in NYC independent cinema, Cole was shortlisted for the Sundance Writer's Lab, a quarterfinalist for The Academy Nicholl Fellowship, she wrote, directed, and produced multiple web-series, then was invited into the Writers Guild of America East for original web content. At the Guild, she was also invited to direct a SAG/WGAE Bi-Annual Table Read at Lincoln Center, starring Taye Diggs, Steve Schirripa, Rachel Dratch, and Scott Adsit. She has been on the WGAE activities committee since joining in 2010.