Amanda Micheli, founder of Runaway Films, is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated director whose authentic, character-driven stories often feature women bucking the odds in a male-dominated world. In her latest film, HALFTIME, international icon Jennifer Lopez lays bare her evolution as a Latina, a mother, and an artist, taking agency in her life and using her voice for a greater purpose. HALFTIME premiered at the Tribeca film festival in June before its world premiere on Netflix.
Amanda first made a splash in 1995 with JUST FOR THE RIDE, about the legendary cowgirls who founded the first professional sport in America, which garnered her a student Oscar and International Documentary Association Award. Her 2005 documentary feature DOUBLE DARE explored the struggles of the blue-collar stuntwomen who take the hits for Hollywood stars. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was an audience favorite at festivals worldwide before its PBS and theatrical release.
In 2008 Amanda earned an Academy Award nomination for LA CORONA, which followed an unlikely beauty pageant in a Colombian women’s prison. Her 2018 film VEGAS BABY, which examines the complexities of America’s fertility industry, earned an Emmy nomination for PBS. Her other credits as a producer and cinematographer include SLOMO, THIN, CAT DANCERS, and MY FLESH AND BLOOD.
Amanda has also been a visiting lecturer at Stanford, a Creative Director at MasterClass and a proud member of the US Women’s Rugby Team.
Serin Marshall is an award-winning producer based in San Francisco. Most recently, she produced the Oscar-nominated LEAD ME HOME, which premiered at the 2021 Telluride Film Festival before its release on Netflix. Other recent projects include the Netflix films ATHLETE A, for which she won an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Documentary, and HALFTIME, which was selected as the Opening Night film for the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. Previously, she produced the Emmy-nominated VEGAS BABY (PBS). Additional credits include the HBO films BOBBY FISCHER AGAINST THE WORLD (Sundance 2011), THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH AUNT DIANE and SHOUTING FIRE: STORIES FROM THE EDGE OF FREE SPEECH (Sundance 2009).