Amanda Nicole Reyes
...is a Mexican American director from Denton, Texas. Amanda has devoted her life to the visual arts from studying method acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood, California and working as a professional actor in L.A., Austin, Dallas, and N.Y. areas, to currently completing her M.F.A in Directing Narrative Cinema at the Brooklyn College Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema.
As a visual storyteller, Amanda’s artistic focus centers around social realism as she uses film as a catharsis for the hardships she’s experienced. This past summer Amanda directed a pilot for NY Channel 1 of a new comedy series called Half-Life, the story follows Patty, a working mom trying to balance her home life with working in the movie industry. Amanda’s thesis film, Rosa’s Esperanza is the story about a mother who tries to reconnect with her daughter one night after bringing her home from serving ten years in prison and is scheduled for festival release next year. Amanda is a current member of New York Women in Film & Television.