Amanda Ferrarese is a cinematographer based in Los Angeles and Baltimore. She graduated with a B.A. in Electronic Media & Film from Towson University in May 2017. Presently, she is a Cinematography Fellow at the American Film Institute Conservatory.
Her background in darkroom photography and creative writing led her to film, where she found her footing in the camera department. Amanda worked as an Assistant Camera and Camera PA in the MD/VA/DC areas on various commercial, television, and feature productions, including HOUSE OF CARDS, before moving to LA.
Previous works as a cinematographer include SUMMER HILL (DUMBO Film Festival 2019, Los Angeles Cinefest Semi-Finalist 2019, Maryland International Film Festival 2019, among others), DARLING, and CHLORINE. She was also the creator of an experimental piece entitled ELIXIR (Baltimore Student Showcase at MDFF and WAMM’s Emerging Filmmakers Showcase) and HIRAETH, a short narrative birthed from her mother's diary. Told through appropriated entries in voiceover, it chronicles the years leading up to a grave loss. HIRAETH is about grief, in life and in death; about missing someone you thought you could do without; and about the deeply human paradox of wanting an end yet condemning its arrival.
In 2018, Amanda was selected as an American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Student Heritage nominee by her alma mater.