Amber Sealey is an award-winning filmmaker. She has been supported as an artist by Sundance, Film Independent, Women In Film, and is a fellow of the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop for Women. She was selected for the WeForShe DirectHer program, Film Independent’s Directing Lab, and their Fast Track program.
Her short film, HOW DOES IT START, world premiered at Sundance in 2019, won Best Narrative Short at Sarasota Film Festival, and is currently on the festival circuit.
Her feature film NO LIGHT & NO LAND ANYWHERE was theatrically released by Factory 25 and won a Special Jury Award at the LA Film Festival. 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,” while Variety called her, “One-to-watch.” Executive Produced by Miranda July, it won the Indie Vision Breakthrough Feature 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. The Huffington Post said it was, “Amazing... laugh-out-loud hilarious... I really can't speak highly enough about this movie.”
Her first film, A PLUS D, was released by IndiePix and critics said, “Fact and fiction are obliterated.. edgy, anguished, funny.. The acting is astonishing.. I thought of Cassavetes, Winterbottom.”
Amber has directed content for AOL, Yahoo, and Oath, among others, as well as the abortion-themed music video, VOICEMAIL FOR JILL, from celebrated artist Amanda Palmer.
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 is currently writing and directing a film for Duplass Brothers Productions, as well as in development on three other features and a comedy pilot she wrote.
She lives in Los Angeles with her family.