Production , Set Design and Art Director
Amanda is a Production and Set Designer working extensively in drama, comedy and reality. She is currently heading up production design for Legacy and The River (winner of a record 21 SAFTA’s over two seasons. Season one was nominated for an International Emmy Award).
She has designed and set up several studio sets on various reality shows including Amstel Class Act, Laugh Out Loud, Big Break, Comedy Club Kampala & Lagos and Shark Attack-for National Geographic. She built a 3D set for Those Who Can’t 2 where she recreated the main locations from the school in studio. Other studio work includes Isidingo on SABC.
She also more recently designed and built the sets for The River, Legacy and Giyani for Tshedza Pictures. Earlier sets designed include –Those Who Can’t, End Game, The Lab, Sticks and Stones, Swartwater 2 & 3, Ya Lla, Hard Copy 2, Matatiele, The Wedding.
End Game, The Lab and Swartwater were nominated for SAFTAs for Best Art Direction/Production Design and Those Who Can’t won two SAFTAs for Production Design.
She has been Art Director on commercials such as Ultra Mel, Pin Pop, Securex Soap, World Cup Cricket, Sasol Corporate, and Broad Line .
She has worked on local and international features, including production designer on Vaya which did well in Toronto at Sundance, New York Film Festival and Berlin.