Reel Women Seen


The short film Reel Women Seen is about how women are underrepresented in screen-based media and about stereotypes and adversity they face, presented with a humorous touch.


Reel Women Seen was shot in Vancouver and Toronto. Most of the cast and crew were women, which was – in Amanda’s words – “pretty rad”. The project was important to her, not only because of the content, but because with a nearly women-only crew, it is empowering for young women, showing the other women taking on the roles of producers, directors, etc… and giving them a goal to aim for.

The short has won five awards, two of which were for direction:

  • 2018 Festival Director Award at the Toronto Independent Film Festival
  • 2018 Best Director Award at the Canadian Diversity Film Festival in Toronto

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