Film is my ultimate artistic love. For me, the interplay between writing, cinematography, sound, acting and design capture the imagination and soul like no other art form.

Since graduating film school, I’ve collaborated on a number of Canadian and American films, and have written, directed and produced two shorts: Sight Lines, which premiered at the 2003 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, and Bliss, which debuted at the 2013 Vancouver Island Short Film Festival.

I’m currently developing a film about gender-based violence and how fantasy, fairytales and true stories intersect to shape our worldview. To learn more, please email amanda@amandasage.ca.

Bliss

Bliss examines a series of moments between a dysfunctional young couple. At first glance, they appear infatuated with one another. But certain words, looks and gestures hint at troubles bubbling beneath the surface. Bliss is a study in contrast—between sound and image, light and dark, expectation and reality.

This film contains coarse language that some viewers may find offensive. Viewer discretion is advised.

Sight Lines

Sight Lines explores the many ways in which people of all ages escape from the reality of their lives. Thirteen-year-old Brina is spending the summer at her grandmother’s cottage, and it looks like the days will be spent lazing away. But when she meets a young boy who brings her out of her reverie, she begins to see that everyone in her life—herself included—is living in denial. Fed up, Brina finally challenges everything that stands in her way, which ultimately includes the camera itself.

This film contains coarse language that some viewers may find offensive. Viewer discretion is advised.