Amanda Tan is a filmmaker, director, visual designer, writer and artist based in Singapore. Her music videos and short films have been screened and nominated for awards at various film festivals, including the Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest, Berlin Short Film Festival, NYC Indie Film Awards, Singapore Short Film Festival, Salento International Film Festival in Italy and Singapore Short Film Awards. Amanda was also an executive producer on the Berlinale Silver Bear award winning acclaimed film, Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis.
Amanda’s storytelling work has led her to collaborate with agencies like DDB, BBH, JWT as well as brands like Nike, McDonalds and Unilever. With an understanding of pop and alternative culture, she is able to create mainstream work that still appeals to the masses, as well as those to the left of center.
Her interest in experimental and alternative film processes led her to become a content creator for music festivals, art driven events and local musicians. She has created live content across all the major local music festivals such as; Laneway, Zoukout, Neon Lights, Mosaic, and Ultra.
Notably, she's also shown her video installation pieces locally and worldwide at the Singapore Art Week and D/SINI Arts Festival in Singapore, and a travelling exhibition covering Moscow, Yangon, New Delhi and Bangkok called Atypical Singapore curated by Chan+Hori Contemporary.
Amanda’s work as a visual artist, writer and filmmaker has led her to have been featured several local publications. She was featured in Juice Magazine Singapore with several other influential visualists, where she touched on her creative process.
She is also a freelance writer and contributed for Rice Media. Her short story, “Sanity Mountain” won second place in the Esquire x Montblanc short story competition and was featured in an issue of Esquire Magazine.
Recently, she was featured by Sinema.SG as one of the established Singaporean Music Video directors to look out for and by Rice Media and SGIFF as one of the Faces of Film in Singapore.