Amber Sealey is an award-winning director, writer, producer and actor. She has been supported as an artist by Sundance, Film Independent, Women In Film, and is a current fellow of the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop for Women. She was selected for the WeForShe DirectHer program, as well as Film Independent’s Directing Lab and their Fast Track program.
Her most recent film, HOW DOES IT START, premiers at Sundance in 2019. Her film NO LIGHT & NO LAND ANYWHERE, was theatrically released and won a Special Jury Award at LA Film Festival and IndieWire said the film could “further cement Sealey’s reputation as one of the most promising directors of female-driven stories working the U.S. today” and the NY Times said it had, “a zing not only of originality, but of daring.” Executive Produced by Miranda July, it won the Indie Vision Breakthrough Feature Film Award at TCFF.
Her second feature, HOW TO CHEAT, won Best Performance at the LA Film Festival, and won both Best Narrative Film and Best Acting at BendFilm Festival, and was released by FilmBuff. Her first film, A PLUS D, was released by IndiePix. She has directed content for AOL, Yahoo, and Oath, among others.
Amber has shadowed various television directors, including Jill Soloway (Amazon’s Transparent), Jamie Babbit (Netflix’s Girlboss), and Daisy Mayer (NBC’s Reverie). As an actor she has worked with Gwyneth Paltrow, Simon Pegg, and David Schwimmer. She has been directed by Oscar-winner Andrea Arnold, and BAFTA-winner/Emmy-nominee Susanna White. Amber is also an acting coach and regularly works with Camera D’Or-winner Miranda July, Oscar-nominee Mike Mills, Martin de Thurah, and Josephine Decker.
Amber is originally from England and was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has a BA in Theatre Arts and Modern Dance from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MA from The Central School of Speech and Drama in London, as well as studying Shakespeare at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, also in London. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.