Amanda Konkin is a producer, podcaster and academic creating work in Vancouver, Canada. In 2019 she incorporated 2 female owned film production companies: Spectacle 5 Films, working on animated content, and Download Joy Productions, for live action projects. She currently works full time as a Line Producer in animated television at Mainframe Studios, a Division of WOW! Unlimited Media Inc.
Amanda’s independent film work as a producer includes the animated short The Butterfly Affect (best short animation, La Femme Film Festival (2020)), as well as several live action projects such as the Storyhive funded short film Singer Sisters (2015) and webseries pilot Silk (2015) and Crazy8s projects Ada (2019) and iDorothy(2021). She worked on the Leo nominated (co-producer) series The Switch (2016), the world’s first transgender sitcom, that aired on OUTtv in 2016, and recently completed the Harold Greenberg funded short hAPPiness that will air on Crave TV in Canada, and internationally on Dust in July 2021.
In addition to her work in film and TV, Amanda is passionate about politics and ran as a BC Green Party member for a seat in Vancouver-Point Grey during the BC Provincial election in 2017. She is interested in supporting socially provocative projects through her work as a producer, and seeks to collaborate with like minded creators particularly focused on female driven narratives.