Hey, I'm Amy!

Amy Adrion is a writer and director living in Los Angeles. She recently completed her first feature film "Half the Picture" - a documentary about the dismal number of women directors working in Hollywood that had its World Premeire at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was an official selection of SXSW 2018. 

 

Amy’s short films have screened at the Tribeca, Los Angeles, Austin and Seattle Film Festivals, among many others, and have been broadcast on MTVu and WNET/THIRTEEN in New York City.  Her films have won a Directors Guild of America (DGA) Student Filmmaker Award as well as numerous film festival awards.

 

Amy is a graduate of the MFA film directing program at the University of California, Los Angeles. She grew up in Hillsdale, New Jersey and received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University where she studied English Literature and Theology.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Peony Park

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Family

One of 17 children, Niecey is a Black girl growing up in Nebraska with Hollywood Dreams, struggling to find love & acceptance.

100%

This project got the green light!

Bottle Conditioned

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary, History

This film follows the last Belgian lambic brewers/blenders for a full year, diving into their creative processes and deep ties to the land.

121%

This project got the green light!

Los Angeless

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Drama

Los Angeless is an anthology series made up of 9 short films by 15 female filmmakers, set in an authentic, unromanticized version of L.A.

83%

This project got the green light!

Solus

Memphis Short
Fantasy, Thriller

Enslaved to a gothic, Victorian house of the underworld, an orphan plots her escape but is haunted by the secrets lurking within.

103%

This project got the green light!

Melody

Dallas Short
Horror, Thriller

When evil comes lurking a mysterious young girl must fight to protect what's hers.

84%

This project got the green light!

The Great Now What

Denver Feature
Documentary

Surviving a stroke is just the beginning for a young actress who seemingly had it all.

105%

This project got the green light!

WOMEN OF THE WILDLANDS

Los Angeles Festival
Documentary

A documentary about female wildland firefighters and the legacy of discrimination and sexual harassment in the U.S. Forest Service.

92%

This project got the green light!

Mathilde Who Is Obsessed With Christmas

Los Angeles Short
Comedy

With nowhere to go on Christmas eve, Mathilde brings her Christmas cheer/obsession to a porn set.

87%

This project got the green light!

I Friggin Love you

Los Angeles Series
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Love can make you or break you.

91%

This project got the green light!

Sex Is a God Thing

Chicago Series
Drama, LGBTQ

After their father's death, two queer women of color connect as long lost sisters, and together struggle with their identity & spirituality.

100%

This project got the green light!

PURE

Los Angeles Series
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A warrior and her unlikely ally journey to the Annex, escape the Dissension and face sacrifice in a genetically divided future.

101%

This project got the green light!

Miles Underwater

San Antonio Feature
Drama, Family

13-year-old Miles is struggling to find where he belongs when an unusual event forces him to face his biggest fear and take a leap of faith.

106%

This project got the green light!

Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A cat who longs to explore the outside world transforms into a human and helps heal a broken family.

102%

This project got the green light!

Maiden

New York Feature
Horror, Thriller

While passing through a small town, a modern-day witch must fight her way through a cult of men to find a young woman who’s disappeared.

100%

This project got the green light!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York Festival
Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.

81%

This project got the green light!

GRIT

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Frankie, a single woman in her late 30’s, discovers that due to an infertility issue, motherhood is suddenly a matter of now or never.

105%

This project got the green light!

LIFE AT ALL COSTS - A Documentary Series Going Beyond Pro Choice Vs. Pro Life

Los Angeles Series
Documentary, News

Follow Asha Dahya, a former conservative Christian on her attempt to find common ground between pro choice and pro life.

114%

This project got the green light!

Pretty Dudes - Season Two

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

The "pretty boy curse" may be over, but is their luck changing for the better? The Dudes make new friends and face new challenges.

88%

This project got the green light!

Made Public

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

A fast-paced, poignant comedy about a groom whose reservations about marriage go viral on the eve of his wedding. *2017 Emergence Winner*

87%

This project got the green light!

Rachel's Pitch

Val Verde Short
Comedy

In this satirical portrayal of the entertainment industry, Rachel Jensen, a quirky but ambitious young filmmaker attempts to pitch her idea

100%

This project got the green light!

Lost Bayou

Lafayette Feature
Drama, Family

A struggling addict ventures out into the Louisiana swamp to discover that her estranged faith healer father is hiding a troubling secret.

118%

This project got the green light!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin Feature
Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.

105%

This project got the green light!

ACID TEST (feature film)

Houston Feature
Comedy, Drama

The absurdly dramatic coming-of-age story of a teenage girl who launches a rebellion when she drops acid and goes home to her parents.

94%

This project got the green light!

The Atavist

Pittsfield Feature
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.

292%

This project got the green light!

What Lies West

Santa Rosa Feature
Adventure, Drama

Two girls desperate to create their own adventure set out into the wilderness of California on a daring hike to the coast.

142%

This project got the green light!

Xerxes

Jersey City Feature
Sci-Fi, Thriller

While recovering at his estranged childhood home from cochlear implant surgery, Xerxes spirals down the rabbit hole and may never climb out.

80%

This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.

80%

This project got the green light!

Self Portrait

New York Short
Drama, Experimental

A young woman reflects on the authenticity of her parents marriage in a staged dinner scene revealing three individual perspectives.

112%

This project got the green light!

Mama Drama

Fairfield Short
Comedy, Drama

A suburban mom has a falling out with her friends via text messages. It takes her 10-year-old daughter to remind of what really matters.

102%

This project got the green light!

An Act of Terror

Charlotte Short
Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.

150%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

Sylphvania Grove

New York Short
Adventure, Fantasy

A troubled girl follows a magical being into the woods where her fears take on fantastical forms.

210%

This project got the green light!

Solstice Ranch

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Romance

Set in the late 90s at a whimsical retreat, this lighthearted short film tests the boundaries of friendships, relationships and family.

81%

This project got the green light!

Stardust & Moonbeams

Bloomington Short
History, Romantic Comedy

Swing on a Jazz Age star... Beth is behind the camera, Will is the object of HER gaze. Like us, Beth grabs the camera & changes the view.

162%

This project got the green light!

Forbidden Steps

Los Angeles Feature
Global Celebration, Family

A Muslim police officer stuck between his dancer daughter & orthodox father must grapple with ties to tradition & his own American dream.

101%

This project got the green light!

American Trial

New York Feature
Documentary, Experimental

What if the NYPD was put on trial following the death of Eric Garner? Our Film tells the tale of the trial that never was.

102%

This project got the green light!

Her-POW! New Adventures of Vintage Comic Book Heroines!

Los Angeles Series
Action, Other

All new live-action adventures from 3 heroines from the Golden Age of comic books: The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman!

88%

This project got the green light!

OR DIE TRYING

Los Angeles Series
Drama

Four ambitious women attempt to achieve their own definition of success while dealing with the struggles of being a millennial in Hollywood.

82%

This project got the green light!

Avowed

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A young nun to be struggles to understand why her patient lacks sentience. A film about disability, feminism, and tested faith.

116%

This project got the green light!

HERE NOW

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Family

HERE NOW is a magical reality about the power of a parent’s love.

142%

This project got the green light!

Dahlia

New York Short
Drama

Mandy faces one of her husband's violent outbreaks when he discovers her packed suitcases.

101%

This project got the green light!

Half the Picture

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary

HALF THE PICTURE is a feature documentary about working women directors in Hollywood.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Big Heist

Seattle Feature
Documentary, Satire

An Inconvenient Truth + The Big Short for our broken healthcare system.

150%

This project got the green light!

The Fob and I: Season Two

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

A webseries about 2 Indians that are different.

113%

This project got the green light!

F*ck Yes Series

Los Angeles Series
Romance, Comedy

F*ck Yes! is what affirmative consent sounds like. Sex made hotter. SoSFW (sort of Safe For Work.)

133%

This project got the green light!

Cleaner Daze

Santa Cruz Series
Drama, Transmedia

Jasmine, the new counselor at a Juvenile Drug Treatment Center, struggles to mentor a colorful crew of teenage drug addicts.

106%

This project got the green light!

6 Love Stories

Atlanta Feature
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Over the course of one afternoon, in six different parts of LA, six couples connect, reconnect, or fall apart. Love Actually meets Magnolia.

105%

This project got the green light!

Boys on the Inside

Seattle Feature
Documentary

Boys on the Inside is a feature documentary about ‘boy’ culture in women’s prisons in Washington State.

82%

This project got the green light!

Vida

Los Angeles Short
LGBTQ, Horror

A closeted musical prodigy turned baby vamp must stifle her cravings, risk having sex with her roommate or suck her small-town campus dry.

81%

This project got the green light!

Rich Kids

Houston Feature
Drama, Teen

A group of Latino teens in a poor community break into Los Ricos, a local mansion, to forget their difficult lives and live a different one.

105%

This project got the green light!

Tales from Shaolin Part One - "Shakey Dog"

Philadelphia Short
Action, Crime

In the Slums of Shaolin, No Score is Simple.

112%

This project got the green light!

Mrs. Drake

Denver Short
Drama

It takes courage and strength to raise a child but it's constant doubt that consumes a parent.

84%

This project got the green light!

Dreams of Daraa (Formerly Entitled The Language of Laughter)

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary, War

A riveting, up-close portrait of the Syrian refugee crisis, told through the eyes of one brave young mother and her three daughters.

100%

This project got the green light!

Devoti Tutti

Catania Feature
Documentary

Saint Agatha of Catania was killed for resisting the advances of a Roman governor. Her story has always been told by men — until now.

135%

This project got the green light!

Building the American Dream

Austin Feature
Documentary

In the deadliest state for construction, undocumented workers fight for reform of the Texas industry while under the threat of deportation.

93%

This project got the green light!

Don't Talk About the Baby

Washington Feature
Documentary

There shouldn't be a stigma surrounding miscarriage, stillbirth or infertility. This has happened to someone you know--Let's talk about it.

95%

This project got the green light!

Shelby's Vacation

Los Angeles Short
Romance, LGBTQ

Vacationer Shelby and mountain resort manager Carol go on a healing journey of learning why they cling to unrealistic romantic fantasies.

91%

This project got the green light!

Camp Reel Stories

Oakland Company
Teen

Camp Reel Stories believes that when women and girls are better represented behind the scenes they will be better reflected on the screen.

101%

This project got the green light!

Please Be Love

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Nelly, a washed up dancer, falls head over heels in love and gets caught in the middle of a sticky family feud and a national disaster.

84%

This project got the green light!

Halftime

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Sport

A comedy following the highs & lows of professional football's newest team. Each ep takes place during the league mandated 12-min halftime.

80%

This project got the green light!

Ordinary Women

San Francisco Series
Animation, History

Feminist Frequency's new video series about defying stereotypes, challenging the status quo, and being extraordinary.

103%

This project got the green light!

Headshots

Los Angeles Short
Action, Satire

When hitmen kidnap an aspiring actor, he must depend on the kindness of strangers who want him dead.

80%

This project got the green light!

You Are in Bedford, Man

Los Angeles Short
Comedy

A heavy metal legend has just been fired from his own band. And there's a dead groupie in his room.

100%

This project got the green light!

Directed by Women


Global Celebration

Inviting the world to fall madly in love with & wildly celebrate women filmmakers & their films.

88%

This project got the green light!

Live a Little

New York Short
Comedy

An ambitious 9yr old must complete her bucket list since she expects to die by the end of the day.

80%

This project got the green light!

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