Director

Amanda Marsalis

Amanda brings her experiences as a successful still photographer into her nascent directing career.

Director

Amanda Marsalis

Amanda brings her experiences as a successful still photographer into her nascent directing career.

Amanda is the child of a flight attendant mother and a pilot father, and as a teenager, often traveled the world with her camera in hand. After attending the California College of Arts and Crafts, she launched a still photography career. Right out of the gate, she was noted one of the best emerging artists by The PDN30 and named a Surface Avant Guardian.  In the past decade, her work has taken her all over the world shooting still campaigns for some of the largest brands and publications in the world.

In 2014, Amanda was given the opportunity to direct a narrative feature, Echo Park, starring Mamie Gummer (Meryl Streep’s daughter).  The experience spawned a love of directing in her.  The film premiered at the LA Film Festival, and was released by ARRAY theatrically in 2016 and is currently on Netflix.  On the strength of her feature, Amanda was selected for Fox Studio’s Female Director Initiative – a collective of emerging female directing talent that Fox will mentor to help push a feminine point of view across film, broadcast, and digital programming.

As a director, Amanda brings an independent style that engages youthful audiences and captures them in their most honest moments. Her relatable, intimate commercials and promos for such clients as eBay, Apple, Walmart, AT&T and Clare Vivier fit effortlessly into the visual language of social media.

Amanda joined Backyard in 2015, and lives in Glendale with her dog Queso.

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Current Location

Los Angeles, California

ECHO PARK premieres in select theaters and on Netflix!

Previous Location

Los Angeles, California

Silverlake!

Where
When
Why
Los Angeles, California
When 1 year ago
Why ECHO PARK premieres in select theaters and on Netflix!
Los Angeles, California
When 1 year ago
Why Silverlake!