Amber Sealey Biography
Amber Sealey is an award-winning filmmaker and actor who was born in England and raised in New Mexico. Her most recent film, NO LIGHT AND NO LAND ANYWHERE, had its world premiere at the LA Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Award and IndieWire said the film could â€œfurther cement Sealeyâ€™s reputation as one of the most promising directors of female-driven stories working the U.
S. today.â€ NO LIGHT AND NO LAND ANYWHERE, Executive Produced by Miranda July, went on to receive the Indie Vision Breakthrough Feature Film Award at Twin Cities Film Festival, and will be theatrically released in 2017. Her second feature as writer, director, and actor, HOW TO CHEAT, won the Best Performance Award at the LA Film Festival, and won both the Best Narrative Film Award and the Best Acting Award at BendFilm.
Critics called it â€œamazingâ€¦ laugh-out-loud hilariousâ€ and â€œone of the most relevant and eloquent portraits of modern marriage to date.â€ HOW TO CHEAT was distributed by FilmBuff. Her first film, A PLUS D, premiered at Montreal World, where critics said, â€œFact and fiction are obliteratedâ€¦ edgy, anguished, funnyâ€¦ The acting is astonishingâ€¦ I thought of Cassavetes, Winterbottomâ€ and was distributed by IndiePix Films.
Amber was selected for Film Independentâ€™s Directing Lab and their Fast Track program with her feature script NEW MEXICAN RAIN. She directed Miranda July (ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW) for her scene in her short film, Somebody, and has worked for director Mike Mills (20TH CENTURY WOMEN) pre-directing his actors for commercials. Amber extensively shadowed director Jamie Babbit on Kay Cannonâ€™s Netflix series â€œGirlboss,â€ and shadowed Jill Soloway and Marta Cunningham on Solowayâ€™s Amazon series â€œTransparent.
â€ Schooling includes: The University of California, Santa Cruz, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and The Central School of Speech and Drama. As a performer and devisor she worked in London for seven years with the award-winning physical theatre company, SHUNT, as well as performing in numerous films and television shows. She is a highly experienced audio book and voice over artist, and teaches a weekly acting class.
She lives in LA with her husband and two children.