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Amy Goldstein
Amy goldstein

Amy Goldstein is a director, producer, and screenwriter of music videos, television series (HBO, Fox, CBS, Showtime, MTV), and feature films. Her work has been presented at film festivals worldwide, including Toronto, Berlin, New York, Chicago, and more. Her thesis film (NYU’s Graduate Film School) BECAUSE THE DAWN, a lesbian vampire musical, was presented as the American Independents at TIFF. Amy directed music videos including Rod Stewart's THIS and DOWNTOWN TRAIN. She directed on Lifetime's series VERONICA CLARE and the feature film THE SILENCER and went on to develop pilots for HBO, CBS, Fox, Showtime, and MTV, and the hip-hop musical CHECK UNDER THE HOOD for Jersey /Polygram. She directed the award-winning feature film EAST OF A, an edgy comedy starring Rashida Jones and David Alan Grier about an alternative family facing the challenges of raising a child with HIV. Her film THE HOOPING LIFE (2014) released by Cinedigm) is an epic tale of a female-driven subculture. SELF-MADE MEN, an episodic docu-comedy about 2 publishers who created a trans male lifestyle magazine, will be released in 2017 by PBS. Her latest documentary, THE EDUCATION OF KATE NASH, is in production, has been fast-tracked by Film Independent and Sundance Financing Lab and highlights the struggle of independent female musicians in the 21st century. She served on the board of Outfest and is a member of the WGA. She is drawn to compelling stories found at the intersection of social issues and pop culture.

www.spanproductions.com

Selected Works

  • East of A

    EAST OF A is a stylish study of a modern family, 2 men & a woman who ultimately struggle with the decision to adopt an HIV infected baby, told one day a year from 1985 to 1995 in 2500 sqft. EAST of Ave A in NYC.

    With:
    Adam Arkin, Patrick Breen, Glen Chin, David Alan Grier, Rashida Jones, Scott Kraft, Camryn Manheim, Melanie Mayron, Mary McCormack, Dina Spybey, Nadine Van der Velde, Kathleen Wilhoite

    Time travel with hit tunes from:
    Madness, Grace Jones, Bananarama, B52’s, Talking Heads, Queen Latifah, Peter Gabriel, P.M. Dawn, Donna Summer, Tom Waits, Wang Chung, Grace Jones, The Cranberries, The Moodswings w/ Chrissie Hynde’s & Etta James.

    “Some of the most eye popping compositions in recent indie-pics . . . hip rendering of the ebbs and flows of a trio of Gotham roommates...” –Variety
    “Edgy, bittersweet comedy... a perfect Gen X slice of life...touching, twisted, hilarious.” – Seattle International Film Festival
    “If watching a film that's refreshing and original isn't enough ... imagine the fun you could have watching ten years in the life of a nymphomaniac, a druggie and an ex-priest.” – Film Threat
    “If you've ever had bad hair or wondered what it would take to get a loft in New York, EAST OF A is for you.” – American Dreamer
    “The anti-Friends...The most unique intervention scene.” – Seattle Post

    Awards:
    Santa Barbara International Film Festival
    EMERGING FILMMAKER AWARD
    Rhode Island Film Festival
    BEST FEATURE AWARD
    Laguna Beach Film Festival
    OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR AWARD
    Telluride Independent Film Festival

    Official Selection
    Seattle International Film Festival
    Dublin International Film Festival
    Raindance International Film Festival
    Stockholm International Film Festival
    Outfest International Film Festival
    DGA’s Director’s Finders Series
    San Francisco Independent Film Festival
    Riverrun Film Festival
    Aspen Film Festival
    Reel Images