Best Student Film Nominee - Night Call

Night Call

Year: 2017 | Country: United States | Duration: 18 Minutes

Filmmaker: Amanda Renee Knox

Born on an Air Force Base in Spain, Amanda was raised in Texas, lived in New
York and recently graduated from Chapman University with an MFA in Directing.
Amanda’s work has won recognition and prizes at festivals all over the world
including two nominations for Best Director in Australia. The first project that
Amanda associate produced prior to graduate school, The Sea Is All I Know,
starring Academy Award winner, Melissa Leo was in consideration for a 2012
Academy Award. In her second year of graduate school, she was invited be a
shadowing director on Dick Wolf's, Chicago Med for two episodes and was
named a Marion Knott Scholar by Chapman University where she was mentored
by the filmmaker in residence, Rob Cohen. For her work on Night Call, Amanda
received a prestigious, joint grant from the Annenberg/ Caucus Foundation for
Producers, Writers and Directors. Night Call was also selected as 1 of 16 films
to participate as Semi-Finalist in the NBC Universal Short Film Competition. A
lover of action/suspense, Amanda's hope is to continue to generate films that
engage the audience both viscerally and intellectually.

Synopsis: When a Black female cop living in and patrolling Inglewood gets called to a disturbance on a routine patrol, she is forced to make an unprecedented life altering decision.