Biography

Amy is an Olivier Nominated director. She has directed a host of well-known actors including Tara Fitzgerald, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Joanna Scanlan, Susan Wokoma, and Anita Dobson. She has extensive experience as a Theatre Director having directed at prestigious venues including The National Theatre, The Globe, The Young Vic, and The Royal Exchange. She has recently moved into film and TV and has directed 12 short films that have been shown in a variety of film festivals including Clermont and London Short Film Festival. Her series Brexit Shorts produced by The Guardian received over 2 million views before touring international festivals. Amy was recipient of the Jerwood Directors Award 2008. 

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Other Credits

We Begin Again Short Musical Film View
Description Year
Written by the Olivier award winner James Graham and produced by the Guardian in partnership with the National Theatre, this short musical film is a unifying song for the country to take stock of the extraordinary year gone by and reset for the year ahead. A multi-generational cast reflects on their lives and the impact 2020 has had on them, while a supporting company of 100 community members from the National Theatre’s Public Acts programme in Doncaster and London sings a hopeful chorus encouraging everyone to 'begin again'. Filmed on location and remotely, this online musical is a clear product of these unique times. 2020
Dim Sum Short Film View
Description Year
I’m British. Island mentality innit.’ A bailiff clears out the house of an unsuspecting couple, but is angered by their surprise. Why should he care – British values have always put individualism at the cost of everything else haven’t they? Writer Clint Dyer / Cast Javone Prince / Director Amy Hodge / Filmed and Edited by Noah Payne-Frank / Producer Jess Gormley 2020
Borders Short Film View
Description Year
A Polish long-distance lorry driver reflects on a life of distrust, borders and endless queuing before the creation of Schengen. Writer Jakub Zulczyk / Cast Jacek Koman / Director Amy Hodge / Filmed and Edited by Noah Payne-Frank / Producer Jess Gormley 2020
Neanderthal Short Film View
Description Year
In Germany a Neanderthal walks us through the passage of time to predict the future using the lessons of the past. Writer Marius Von Mayenburg / Cast Robert Beyer / Director Amy Hodge / Filmed and Edited by Noah Payne-Frank / Producer Jess Gormley 2020
Terra Firma Short Film View
Description Year
‘Europe’s one big scam.’ A young Spanish woman refuses to leave her rural community for the EU’s false promise of prosperity abroad. Staying local is what counts. Writer Blanca Domenech / Cast Paula Iwasaki / Director Amy Hodge / Filmed and Edited by Noah Payne-Frank / Producer Jess Gormley 2020
One Right Answer Short Film View
Description Year
‘Where’s the democracy in that?’ In 2005 the French government ignored the results of a referendum on the EU, but at what cost to democracy? Writer Alice Zeniter / Cast Sabrina Ouazani / Director Amy Hodge / Filmed and Edited by Noah Payne-Frank / Producer Jess Gormley 2020
Donnu Breige Short Film View
Description Year
‘The world needs to get more Irish.’ An Irish woman is splitting up with her English boyfriend who is returning home to the UK. What is the impact of the end of their union? Writer Lisa McInerney / Cast Evanna Lynch / Director Amy Hodge / Filmed and Edited by Noah Payne-Frank / Producer Jess Gormley 2020
Top Of The Class Short Film View
Description Year
‘We knew we were the best.’ In the idyllic garden of Sweden, a father describes how, by trying to always be the best, Swedish politics has been devoured by the internet and division has taken hold. Writer Jonas Jonasson / Cast Viktor Akerblom / Director Amy Hodge / Filmed and Edited by Noah Payne-Frank / Producer Jess Gormley 2017
Permanent Sunshine Short Film View
Description Year
"You made me a refugee where I was born". In Glasgow, Chummy explains how England has turned Scots into survivors. Writer A L Kennedy / Cast Scott Reid / Director Amy Hodge / Filmed and Edited by Noah Payne-Frank / Producer Jess Gormley 2017
Ya Ma's A Hard Brexit Short Film View
Description Year
“We know what it means to be divided.” A mother reflects on Brexit’s consequences for Northern Ireland. Writer Stacey Gregg / Cast Bronagh Gallagher / Director Amy Hodge / Filmed and Edited by Noah Payne-Frank / Producer Jess Gormley 2017
Burn Short Film View
Description Year
"I'm a warrior who's been waiting for a war". Internet troll Carol whips up Brexit fury at home in Mansfield. Writer James Graham / Cast Joanna Scanlan / Director Amy Hodge / Filmed and Edited by Noah Payne-Frank / Producer Jess Gormley 2017
Go Home Short Film View
Description Year
"52% of the country can’t all be scum". In Wigan, Reece hopes to introduce his girlfriend to his leave-voting dad. Writer Charlene James / Cast Dean Fagan / Director Amy Hodge / Filmed and Edited by Noah Payne-Frank / Producer Jess Gormley 2017

Awards

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