Amanda Verhagen has more drive, enthusiasm and dedication to filmmaking than you can shake a stick at. Not that she knows how those traits became corporeal, or where you got the stick from.
She's a sucker for a good comedy, supporting women in film and just great storytelling. So naturally, as the self proclaimed mix of Nancy Meyers and Seth Rogen, her first feature was a crisis-of-faith drama about a dying four year old.
Amanda has a background as a Production Coordinator for over 30 Features and Series with studios and networks such as MGM, 20th Century Fox, Sony, CBS, Warner Brothers, Point Grey and Netflix. She specializes in shooting in remote locations but is happy doing what she loves most, pairing the best person with the project and making the project happen.
She has trained internationally at The Cannes Film Festival Producers Workshop, The Reykjavik Film Festival Talent Lab, The Netflix - Banff Diversity of Voices Program and is a winner of The Junior Entertainment Talent Slate Co-Production Initiative at The Berlin International Film Festival.
Amanda’s work has traveled to many major festivals including Cannes, Shanghai and Busan International Film Festivals. She is a member of the Canadian Media Producers Association, Women in Film, The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and proudly calls Vancouver, BC her home, even though she is rarely there.
She is now a founder of Notable, a production company focusing on international co-production and collaboration.