Amanda Zackem is a Director, Photographer, Cinematographer and Editor originally from Buffalo, NY. She began her film and photographic training by mentorship and graduated with a Master’s degree in Illustration Photography and Multimedia from The Newhouse School of Communication at Syracuse University.
She was the Producer of the documentary The Trial of the St. Patrick’s Four (’06) and BlindSpot (’08), as well as the dramatic feature length narrative, Thinly Veiled, (‘09). Her short documentary on women’s cycling pioneer Georgena Terry has been accepted into 20 film festivals including the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the Napa Valley Film Festival, the New Media Film Festival, the Atlanta Film Festival and Aspen Shortsfest. She won Best Female Directed Short for Georgena Terry at the Cornwall Film Festival and Best Cinematography for her short experimental film, The Black Series, at the Women’s Independent Film Festival. In addition to her documentary work Zackem has also completed a variety of commercial campaigns most recently for the Magic Hat Brewing Company and Mobius Mentoring. She is currently working on a film for sculptor Richard Erdman.
Zackem’s photographic work has been shown in both national and international magazines. Her most recent work was shown in Clam Magazine, Pas Un Autre and on Elle.com. Her work has also been displayed at Littlefield Art Space in Brooklyn, NY, where she designed a guitar as part of the Kaki King Guitar Art Project.
She is an Adjunct Professor in the Multimedia, Photography & Design Department at Syracuse Universities Newhouse School of Public Communications.