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Amanda Blue

Director/Writer

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Date: 2016
Production (role):
DEEP WATER: THE REAL STORY
Company:
Blackafella Films/SBS
Project details:
Writer/Director. Feature length drama/documentary uncovering up to 30 unsolved homophobic murders on Sydney's iconic coastline. Perpetrators avoid conviction, family's fight for justice and police tread a disturbingly murky line.

Winner – Best Film – Berlin Festival Down Under
Nominee – Best Director 2017 – Australian Directors Guild
Nominee – Best Factual Film 2017 – The Logies
Nominee – Best Feature Documentary 2017 – AACTA Awards
Nominee – Best Director Feature Documentary 2017 – AACTA Awards
Nominee – Best Cinematography Feature Documentary 2017 – AACTA Awards
Nominee – Best Documentary – Walkley Awards
Nominee – Best Documentary – United Nations Media Awards
Date: 2015
Production (role):
THE PUB LANDLORD V'S NIGEL FARAGE
Company:
Dave/Avalon
Project details:
70 min spoof comedy documentary featuring (Al Murray) the Pub Landlord in his race against Nigel Farage for the hotly contested seat of Thanet in the 2015 UK General Election.
Date: 2013-2014
Production (role):
AFTER THE WAVE
Company:
SBS/Discovery Europe/Screen Australia/Film Victoria
Project details:
Writer/Director. Feature length drama/documentary exploring the international forensic operation to identify and return home every victim of the Boxing Day tsunami in Thailand.

Official Selection Beijing International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection New Hope Film Festival 2015
Official Selection Real Screen Film Festival 2015
Official Selection Hawaii International Film Festival 2015

Nominee – Real Screen International Best Documentary Awards 2015
Nominee – Atom Awards Best Documentary 2015
Date: 2012
Production (role):
THE TOWN THAT CAUGHT TOURETTES
Company:
Channel 4/RAW
Project details:
Single film about the mysterious events in upstate New York amongst a cluster of teenage girls who overnight developed the symptoms of Tourette’s. As the outbreak grew, theories behind its cause came flooding in and questions around the psychological health of the girls emerged. Was it environmental or a case of mass hysteria?
Date: 2010-2011
Production (role):
TWINCREDIBLES
Company:
BBC2/Blast Films
Project details:
Director/Producer. An exploration of race told through the stories of mixed raced twins who appear to be racially different from one another; when one looks black and the other white how does the world respond to them and how do they internalize this? Multi-generational testimonies and present day portraits combine to provoke questions about identity in modern Britain.


Nominated: Prix Europa Award 2012 – Best Documentary
Date: 2009
Production (role):
THE WORLD'S OLDEST MUMS
Company:
Blast Films/Channel4
Project details:
Director/Producer. Polemical authored film, following women across the world defying nature and public approval to climb onto the delivery bed and have babies in old age.
TELEVISION
Production (role):
THE WINDSORS S3
Company:
Noho Films/CH4
Project details:
6 x 30mins comedy.
Date: 2019
Production (role):
HOW EUROPE STOLE MY MUM
Company:
Guilty Party Pictures/CH4
Date: 2012-2013
Production (role):
THE GREATEST SHOWS ON EARTH
Company:
Channel 4/RDF
Project details:
4 x 50 comedy/documentaries featuring Daisy Donovan as she immerses herself in popular television across the world, in India, South Korea, Brazil and the Middle East.
Date: 2009-2010
Production (role):
THE BIG SCHOOL LOTTERY
Company:
Blast Films/BBC2
Project details:
3 x 60 min films - following eight children from Birmingham as they move from primary to secondary school. Ostensibly, three films about class, childhood and life opportunity. In the final film, a multi-camera documentary shot in one day, we follow the children on the first day of secondary school capturing the drama and emotion of this universal rite of passage.(BLAST FILMS/ BBC2)

Nominee: Broadcast Awards Best Documentary Series 2010
Shortlist: Grierson Best Documentary Series 2010/11
Date: 2008
Production (role):
PRESCOTT: THE CLASS SYSTEM AND ME
Project details:
2 x 60 min authored films following the former Deputy Prime Minister and his inimitable wife, Pauline, as they uncover if class still matters in Britain today.

Nominated: BAFTA Best Director Factual 2009
Winner: The Channel 4 Politics Awards 2009
Winner: The Alternative Parliamentary Awards 2009
Date: 2006-2007
Production (role):
THE MUMMY DIARIES
Company:
Richochet/Channel 4
Project details:
3 x 50 min observational films following terminally ill mothers as they prepare to say goodbye to their children.

Shortlist - Grierson Best Documentary Series 2007
Date: 2005
Production (role):
DAISY DOES AMERICA
Company:
Croquette Productions
Project details:
3 x 30 min docu/comedy for US network TBS - featuring Daisy Donovan and her misadventures in the US; as a rap star in South Central LA, a beauty queen in Texas and a Californian spiritual healer.
Date: 2005
Production (role):
YOUNG BLACK FARMERS
Company:
Channel 4/Diverse
Project details:
3 x 50 min observational documentary series following the only black farmer in England and his rural scholarship for young black inner-city teenagers.

Winner - Bannf World Television Award "Best Unscripted Program 2006"
Winner - Young People Now Award "Best TV Coverage of Young People 2006"
Nominated - RTS Award 2006
Nominated - Broadcast Award 2006
Date: 2005
Production (role):
DAISY DOES AMERICA
Company:
Channel 4/Ricochet
Project details:
1 x 50 min documentary tracking the progress of a couple that moved to the Zambian wilderness two years earlier to build and run a safari lodge.
Date: 2003
Production (role):
DAISY DAISY
Company:
Channel 4/Talkback
Project details:
3x30 min comedy/docs featuring Daisy Donovan; as PA to fallen TV evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker, wedding planner in the mountains of Tennessee, and a professional dog handler.
Date: 2001-2003
Production (role):
NO GOING BACK - TUSCANY & RETURN TO SPAIN
Company:
Ricochet South/Channel 4
Project details:
1 x 50 min documentary following a couple trying to build a safari lodge in a Zambian game reserve.
Date: 2001
Production (role):
NO GOING BACK - ZAMBIA
Company:
Channel 4/Ricochet
Project details:
1 x 50 min documentary following a couple trying to build a safari lodge in a Zambian game reserve.
Date: 2000
Production (role):
STRIPPERS
Company:
Ricochet
Project details:
10 x 30 minute observational documentary series on the lives of London strippers, for Channel 4 & E4.
Date: 1999
Production (role):
TRANNIES BY THE SEA
Company:
Channel 4
Project details:
50-minute documentary on an East London drag queen running a B&B in Essex for cross-dressers.
Date: 1998-1999
Production (role):
FINAL WORDS
Project details:
23 minute experimental documentary about death and memory, screened at various film festivals and represented by The British Council.

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): DEEP WATER: THE REAL STORY
    Company: Blackafella Films/SBS
    Project details: Writer/Director. Feature length drama/documentary uncovering up to 30 unsolved homophobic murders on Sydney's iconic coastline. Perpetrators avoid conviction, family's fight for justice and police tread a disturbingly murky line.

    Winner – Best Film – Berlin Festival Down Under
    Nominee – Best Director 2017 – Australian Directors Guild
    Nominee – Best Factual Film 2017 – The Logies
    Nominee – Best Feature Documentary 2017 – AACTA Awards
    Nominee – Best Director Feature Documentary 2017 – AACTA Awards
    Nominee – Best Cinematography Feature Documentary 2017 – AACTA Awards
    Nominee – Best Documentary – Walkley Awards
    Nominee – Best Documentary – United Nations Media Awards
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): THE PUB LANDLORD V'S NIGEL FARAGE
    Company: Dave/Avalon
    Project details: 70 min spoof comedy documentary featuring (Al Murray) the Pub Landlord in his race against Nigel Farage for the hotly contested seat of Thanet in the 2015 UK General Election.
  • Date: 2013-2014
    Production (role): AFTER THE WAVE
    Company: SBS/Discovery Europe/Screen Australia/Film Victoria
    Project details: Writer/Director. Feature length drama/documentary exploring the international forensic operation to identify and return home every victim of the Boxing Day tsunami in Thailand.

    Official Selection Beijing International Film Festival 2015
    Official Selection New Hope Film Festival 2015
    Official Selection Real Screen Film Festival 2015
    Official Selection Hawaii International Film Festival 2015

    Nominee – Real Screen International Best Documentary Awards 2015
    Nominee – Atom Awards Best Documentary 2015
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): THE TOWN THAT CAUGHT TOURETTES
    Company: Channel 4/RAW
    Project details: Single film about the mysterious events in upstate New York amongst a cluster of teenage girls who overnight developed the symptoms of Tourette’s. As the outbreak grew, theories behind its cause came flooding in and questions around the psychological health of the girls emerged. Was it environmental or a case of mass hysteria?
  • Date: 2010-2011
    Production (role): TWINCREDIBLES
    Company: BBC2/Blast Films
    Project details: Director/Producer. An exploration of race told through the stories of mixed raced twins who appear to be racially different from one another; when one looks black and the other white how does the world respond to them and how do they internalize this? Multi-generational testimonies and present day portraits combine to provoke questions about identity in modern Britain.


    Nominated: Prix Europa Award 2012 – Best Documentary
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): THE WORLD'S OLDEST MUMS
    Company: Blast Films/Channel4
    Project details: Director/Producer. Polemical authored film, following women across the world defying nature and public approval to climb onto the delivery bed and have babies in old age.
  • Date:
    Production (role):
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date:
    Production (role): THE WINDSORS S3
    Company: Noho Films/CH4
    Project details: 6 x 30mins comedy.
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): HOW EUROPE STOLE MY MUM
    Company: Guilty Party Pictures/CH4
    Project details:
  • Date: 2012-2013
    Production (role): THE GREATEST SHOWS ON EARTH
    Company: Channel 4/RDF
    Project details: 4 x 50 comedy/documentaries featuring Daisy Donovan as she immerses herself in popular television across the world, in India, South Korea, Brazil and the Middle East.
  • Date: 2009-2010
    Production (role): THE BIG SCHOOL LOTTERY
    Company: Blast Films/BBC2
    Project details: 3 x 60 min films - following eight children from Birmingham as they move from primary to secondary school. Ostensibly, three films about class, childhood and life opportunity. In the final film, a multi-camera documentary shot in one day, we follow the children on the first day of secondary school capturing the drama and emotion of this universal rite of passage.(BLAST FILMS/ BBC2)

    Nominee: Broadcast Awards Best Documentary Series 2010
    Shortlist: Grierson Best Documentary Series 2010/11
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): PRESCOTT: THE CLASS SYSTEM AND ME
    Company:
    Project details: 2 x 60 min authored films following the former Deputy Prime Minister and his inimitable wife, Pauline, as they uncover if class still matters in Britain today.

    Nominated: BAFTA Best Director Factual 2009
    Winner: The Channel 4 Politics Awards 2009
    Winner: The Alternative Parliamentary Awards 2009
  • Date: 2006-2007
    Production (role): THE MUMMY DIARIES
    Company: Richochet/Channel 4
    Project details: 3 x 50 min observational films following terminally ill mothers as they prepare to say goodbye to their children.

    Shortlist - Grierson Best Documentary Series 2007
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): DAISY DOES AMERICA
    Company: Croquette Productions
    Project details: 3 x 30 min docu/comedy for US network TBS - featuring Daisy Donovan and her misadventures in the US; as a rap star in South Central LA, a beauty queen in Texas and a Californian spiritual healer.
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): YOUNG BLACK FARMERS
    Company: Channel 4/Diverse
    Project details: 3 x 50 min observational documentary series following the only black farmer in England and his rural scholarship for young black inner-city teenagers.

    Winner - Bannf World Television Award "Best Unscripted Program 2006"
    Winner - Young People Now Award "Best TV Coverage of Young People 2006"
    Nominated - RTS Award 2006
    Nominated - Broadcast Award 2006
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): DAISY DOES AMERICA
    Company: Channel 4/Ricochet
    Project details: 1 x 50 min documentary tracking the progress of a couple that moved to the Zambian wilderness two years earlier to build and run a safari lodge.
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): DAISY DAISY
    Company: Channel 4/Talkback
    Project details: 3x30 min comedy/docs featuring Daisy Donovan; as PA to fallen TV evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker, wedding planner in the mountains of Tennessee, and a professional dog handler.
  • Date: 2001-2003
    Production (role): NO GOING BACK - TUSCANY & RETURN TO SPAIN
    Company: Ricochet South/Channel 4
    Project details: 1 x 50 min documentary following a couple trying to build a safari lodge in a Zambian game reserve.
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): NO GOING BACK - ZAMBIA
    Company: Channel 4/Ricochet
    Project details: 1 x 50 min documentary following a couple trying to build a safari lodge in a Zambian game reserve.
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): STRIPPERS
    Company: Ricochet
    Project details: 10 x 30 minute observational documentary series on the lives of London strippers, for Channel 4 & E4.
  • Date: 1999
    Production (role): TRANNIES BY THE SEA
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details: 50-minute documentary on an East London drag queen running a B&B in Essex for cross-dressers.
  • Date: 1998-1999
    Production (role): FINAL WORDS
    Company:
    Project details: 23 minute experimental documentary about death and memory, screened at various film festivals and represented by The British Council.
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