Amy Ferraris is a writer/director who works in both narrative and documentary films. Her most recent short films – VIEWING HABITS and TRAVEL WEAR – both won the juried Spotlight award at UCLA, and her first feature-length screenplay, ROCKET SCIENCE, was a semi-finalist for both the Chesterfield and the Nicholl Fellowship. Ms. Ferraris is a graduate of UCLA’s MFA film program, where she received awards from AMPAS, the Women in Film Foundation, Edie and Lew Wasserman, the Hollywood Radio and Television Society, and the MPAA. Also, she is reasonably certain that she is her mother’s favorite child.

Following film school, Ms. Ferraris spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Rome, Italy, where she began production on THE PERFECT CAPPUCCINO, a documentary video that traces the cultural history of the cappuccino, particularly as that history relates to the growth of mass consumerism in 21st century America.

As a documentary filmmaker, Ms. Ferraris has worn many hats, ranging from sound recordist to editor to producer. Her most recent independent work was as co-producer, co-writer and editor of THE GRACE LEE PROJECT, which premiered at SXSW in 2005 and aired on the Sundance Channel in 2007.

Ms. Ferraris currently resides in Oakland, California where she makes her living as a film editor. Recent broadcast editing credits include the A&E series ROLLERGIRLS, the Emmy-nominated WEtv original movie CHAIN GANG GIRLS, and the Animal Planet hit series WEIRD, TRUE AND FREAKY.

Other films by Amy Ferraris

Travel Wear (16mm narrative, 18 min. 2001/2002)
Spotlight Award Winner, UCLA, 2002.
A woman performs a darkly funny striptease to
save a plane from hijackers
Grand Theft Auto (video narrative, 5 min. 2000)
A car thief is forced to endure the sexual advances
of the dim-witted plastic surgeon whose
car she stole
Viewing Habits (video documentary, 26 min. 2000)
Spotlight Award Winner, UCLA, 2000;
Audience Award Winner, Dallas Video Festival
A comic diary piece on the role movies play in our
sexual educations.
Joint Custody (16mm narrative, 10 min. 1999)
An 8 year-old learns some self-sufficiency
after inadvertently catching a glimpse of her
dad's butt crack.