A is For Awesome!
And that's how Amber was born. Awesome! I know it's hard to imagine that it'd be possible from birth, but in this case, God couldn't help it. Her destiny was written into the stars when her parents decided it'd be a good idea to hook up and be reckless teenagers for the night.
Since then, she's been perfecting her craft in writing and acting. Needless to say, it's been going well.
Amber started performing the summer after 8th grade at camp. Ever since, the acting bug has dug itself deep under her skin. Throughout high school, she performed in plays such as Book of Days, The Spiral Staircase, and Smokey Joe's Cafe. Never one to stick to just one genre, she also participated in the variety and improv shows.
After high school, instead of going on with everyone else to college, she decided to serve her country in the United States Marine Corps. For five years, she served honorably allowing her to grow a tough skin, learn to be persistent, and prepare herself for what was to come.
Once her time was up, she received her discharge papers and decided to start school in San Francisco, California at the Academy of Art University (AAU), In December of 2013, she graduated from AAU where she studied many techniques to include the Meisner Technique under Jim Jarrett. She was also able to hone her skills in front of the camera participating in many scenes such as Easy A, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, How Harry Met Sally, and many more.
In 2014, she moved back to her home town of Minneapolis Minnesota where she shot a short film titled 'Homecoming' which she wrote and directed. It's now available to view here.
Last November, Amber participated in the Los Angeles 48hr Film Project in a film titled, 'The Christmas You Didn't Know' where they were selected in the Best Of series. As both an actress and director of the B Unit, she couldn't have been more excited to see the film go on to win Best Director of Short Film at the 2016 Frozen Film Festival in St. Paul, Minnesota. Afterwards it had the chance to screen at the 2016 G.I. Film Festival to many positive reviews.
Afterwards, she went on to do the Minneapolis 48hr Film Festival teaming up with familiar faces. Only this time, she went on to direct the entire project.
Currently, she's looking forward to filming two shorts. One titled, 'Negotiation' that premiered at the Minne Mini Film Festival, and another titled, 'Six months' that is set to be shot the summer of 2017.
Amber recently moved to New York where she will be taking classes at the Stella Adler Acting studio.
The future remains to be untold, but one thing is true, this young lady is ready to take it on full speed.