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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.
She was mentored by one of Australia’s finest casting directors for nearly a decade, during which time she worked on numerous Australian feature films, including
THE DRESSMAKER, RED DOG: TRUE BLUE, A FEW BEST MEN, MENTAL.
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.
Last year, she cast the first season of ABC’s 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, and for which she was peer-nominated as a CGA finalist for Best Casting in a Drama / Miniseries.
"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
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 just wrapped on casting the Australian feature BACK OF THE NET (starring Disney’s Sofia Wyllie), and the SBS miniseries, The Ropes, produced by Helen Bowden (The Slap).