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Originally from Singapore, Amanda worked in the film and television industry for four years before migrating to Australia. She has a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts, as well as a Master degree in Arts Management, both of which she graduated with high distinction.
For over seven years, she was mentored by one of Australia’s finest casting directors, Christine King, during which time she worked on numerous Australian feature films, including THE DRESSMAKER, RED DOG: TRUE BLUE, MENTAL, and KILL ME THREE TIMES. She most recently cast the features PIMPED, A FEW LESS MEN (sequel to A FEW BEST MEN), and HARD TARGET 2 for NBC Universal.
Amanda frequently performs consultancy work on international projects filming out Australia, conducting extensive searches for the likes of Disney’s MULAN, HBO’s Sharp Objects (dir. Jean Marc-Vallee), and Sony’s Crash & Burn (for HULU). Earlier this year, she covered Australia and New Zealand casting for the NBC network during 2017 pilot season.
She has worked on hundreds of hours of Australian and international television, including both seasons of Marco Polo for Netflix, both seasons of ABC’s The Code, and Hiding.
Most recently, she cast the first season of ABC’s currently airing Pulse (created by Kris Wyld, dir. Peter Andrikidis) - the casting of which has been celebrated as one of the most diverse ensembles on Australian television to date:
"Some of the best cross cultural casting seen on Aussie TV.” ~ Casting Guild of Australia (CGA)
"The casting of Pulse is one of its best attributes, particularly with multicultural performers (Asian, African, European) in medical positions. There are fresh faces to be found amongst seasoned performers, without any of it ever feeling like ‘star casting.’” ~ TV Tonight
She is a current finalist in this year’s CGA AWARDS for 'BEST CASTING FOR TV DRAMA / MINI SERIES / TELEMOVIE’.
With a Eurasian background, living in 3 continents across the last two decades - it is a component of casting she has always been deeply passionate about.