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Amanda Louise Macchia is an Italian-Canadian video artist currently based in Paris, France.

Amanda Louise Macchia
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Born
Toronto, ON
NationalityCanadian, Italian
EducationParis College of Art
Alma materRyerson School of Journalism
AwardsAngel Orensanz Foundation Award at AVIFF Cannes
Websitehttp://alouisemacchia.com/

Early life and education

Amanda Louise Macchia was born in Toronto, Ontario. She received her undergraduate degree from the Ryerson School of Journalism, and an MA in Fashion Film & Photography from the Paris College of Art.[1][2]

Work

In 2014, Macchia directed a feature-length documentary film, Yorkville, about the musical and political history of the Yorkville, Toronto neighbourhood of the same name.[3] The film included interviews with John Kay (musician) of Steppenwolf (band), David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & Tears, Ronnie Hawkins, Sylvia Tyson of Ian and Sylvia, and Leon Redbone.[4] It screened at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City and the Woodstock Film Festival in 2015.[5]

Macchia went on to direct a short documentary film about photographer Marcia Resnick, which premiered at the Prague Independent Film Festival in 2017.[6]

In May 2018, Macchia was awarded the Angel Orensanz Foundation Award at AVIFF Cannes for experimental video art. [7] She then relocated to Paris, France where she began directing fashion editorials and commercials for brands such as Louboutin, Givenchy and Marine Serre[8] which have been published by magazines such as Dazed,[9] Purple (magazine),[10] Billboard (magazine),[11] Schön! Magazine[12] and more.

In April 2019, Macchia directed the first Dropbox Artists documentary, about the making of Kelsey Lu's music video for "Foreign Car", with A24 (company).[13]

Her most recent work, a stop-motion video editorial with Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams and Cartier (jeweler), was published by Female Singapore in September 2020.[14]

References

  1. "about / cv". AMANDA LOUISE MACCHIA. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  2. "Shift: A Graduate Degree Exhibition by Paris College of Art". PCA. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  3. Wilner, Norman (2015-10-14). "Return of the Reel Indie Film Fest". NOW Magazine. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  4. Cross, Alan (2015-01-23). "A Documentary About the Awesome, Crazy and Highly Influential Yorkville Music Scene in Torono". A Journal of Musical Things. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  5. "NewFilmmakers Spring 2015 Quarterly". Issuu. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  6. "PIFF 2017 Official Selection | PIFF 2020". www.prague-film-festival.com. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  7. "AVIFF 2018". Aviff Cannes Art Film Festival. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  8. "Amanda Louise Macchia". Folkr Studio. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  9. AnotherMan. "Inside Christian Louboutin's Circus-Themed Paris Party". AnotherMan. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  10. "Behind the Scenes at Rick Owens Men's F/W 2020, Paris - purple TELEVISION". Purple (in français). Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  11. "Donovan Woods Channels a Past Relationship On Ambient 'Way Way Back': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  12. "index". Schön! Magazine. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  13. Foreign Car, retrieved 2020-10-18
  14. "Maisie Williams Interview: The Game Of Thrones Actress Comes Of Age". Female Singapore - The Progressive Women's Fashion & Beauty Magazine. Retrieved 2020-10-18.

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