Amanda Konkin recording VO on set of iDorothy | Photo by Jessie Robertson Photography

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 works full time in 3D animated television at Mainframe Studios as the Manager, Production- Global Studio Pipeline and co-chairs the studios Culture Club with a particular focus on developing Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives.

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 her short hAPPiness is currently available on Crave TV in Canada, and internationally on Dust.

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. 

L-R: Huelah Lander, Amanda Konkin, Hayley Grey and Luvia Petersen casting for hAPPiness (Download Joy Productions)

Amanda Co-hosted Quiver: the Green Arrow podcast for 8 years and was proud to help bring fandom together for great causes participating in yearly DCTV Podcast Network live stream fundraisers for cancer research, spinal cord research and the World Wildlife Fund. She continues to pursue her passion for voice work and love of fandom as a podcast host for the flagship weekly series of the Thunderquack podcast network 

Amanda Konkin interviewing Stephen Amell with Quiver: The Green Arrow Podcast
| Photo by Melissa Dex Guzman

Amanda Konkin has a BA in theatre and political science and a MA in theatre studies from the University of British Columbia. She was the recipient of a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her Master’s research on the politically motivated theatre practices of Vancouver company Theatre for Living (Headlines Theatre) and spent many years producing theatre before transitioning into film and television in 2013.

Her masters thesis is available online via the UBC LIBRARY.