Jamie Anderson Bio
Jamie Anderson was recognized as “The New Female Film Director to Watch Out For in 2020” by Viva Glam Magazine. She won Best Director for her dark comedy film Punching Bag at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival 2018. The film was also an official selection at Oscar-Qualifying Holly Shorts, Directors Circle Fest of Shorts, Portland Comedy Fest, ITVFest, LA Comedy Fest, London Shorts On Tap, and numerous others. She went on to write, direct, and produce I’m F%$#ing Fine, inspired by suburbia, which won Best Dark Comedy at the Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival 2019, the prestigious Vitruvian Award from the DaVinci International Film Festival, and selected again for Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts 2019. With two films on the festival circuit in 2020, her satirical short film, Me Too Nice, has been selected for twelve festivals and counting, and English romantic comedy, I Won’t Say I Love you, which she directed in the UK, won Best Romantic Short at the Independent Shorts Awards, and a leading Best Actress win at TMFF. With several features in development, she was announced as one of the “Top 25 Writers to Watch” by The International Screenwriters’ Association. Next, Jamie will be directing a half-hour pilot in Los Angeles, and a romantic feature film in Italy.
Jamie Anderson is a writer, director, filmmaker, and actress, living in Los Angeles. Having grown up in Mississippi and Florida, her work is inspired by the paradox of the Redneck Riviera, as well as her life in Hollywood, both of which are a wealth of material that guarantees she’ll never run out of something to write about. At times with crass humor, she has a knack for turning the painful into the absurd, always with depth and heart.
After an acting career in film and television, Jamie was mentored as a writer by some of the best comedic voices working today. The first sitcom pilot she wrote garnered such acclaim that it led to her first feature option to Radar Pictures. Her next comedy pilot, “Pushing 40”, now titled “Pumas”, was a top five finalist in the prestigious TrackingB script competition. She followed it up with the feature You Be You, a family dramedy set in the Deep South, which won her a fellowship to the esteemed Rocaberti Writers Retreat in Barcelona, Spain.
Currently, Jamie has a period comedy feature in development at Broken Road Productions. She has the comedy feature, Pregnant in Las Vegas, in pre-production at Patriot Pictures. She has a dark comedy television pilot, based on a white trash rapper, in development. She wrote, directed, and produced her dark comedy short films, Punching Bag, I’m F%$#ing Fine, and Me Too Nice. She directed I Won’t Say I Love You in the UK, to acclaim. Next, she will be shooting her comedy pilot, “Pumas", in Los Angeles, and a romantic feature in Italy.
Jamie is represented by Chad Christopher at Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder, & Christopher.
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