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About This Project

Amanda Micheli, founder of Runaway Films, is a director and a celebrated cinematographer. She earned an Oscar nomination for LA CORONA, which follows an unlikely beauty pageant in a Colombian women’s prison. LA CORONA premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before airing on HBO and is currently in development for adaptation into a fiction feature.

Amanda directed and shot DOUBLE DARE, which explores the lives of two Hollywood stuntwomen. DARE premiered at Toronto and was broadcast on PBS before its theatrical release. Featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, and Lynda Carter, it won numerous festival awards and is an audience favorite worldwide. Her first film, JUST FOR THE RIDE, about the legendary cowgirls who founded the first professional sport in America, won a student Oscar and International Documentary Association Award and premiered on the prestigious PBS series “POV” in 1996.

Most recently, Amanda produced SLOMO, winner of best short documentary at SXSW in 2013, and co-directed ONE NATION UNDER DOG for HBO, which won an Emmy honor for “Television with a Conscience.” She also directed THE SAVE for ESPN and was producer and cinematographer on THIN, the award-winning HBO film about anorexia. Also for HBO, she was producer and cinematographer on their top-rated documentary, CAT DANCERS, and supervising producer on BRAVE NEW VOICES, a series about teen poetry. Other cinematography credits include: Morgan Spurlock’s premiere episode of 30 DAYS (FX), MY FLESH AND BLOOD, a Sundance and Emmy Award-winning documentary (HBO), THE FLUTE PLAYER, an Emmy-nominated film shot in Cambodia (PBS) and WITCHES IN EXILE, about women accused of witchcraft in Ghana.

Amanda is a graduate of Harvard University and was a member of the top U.S. women’s rugby team for over a decade. She is currently a visiting lecturer at Stanford in their MFA film program.

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