Amanda Brinton

Production Design & Art Direction

Art Department for Motion Pictures

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Amanda currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.  Originally from Minnesota, she moved from Minneapolis to attend Columbia College Chicago's Film School.  he graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film & Video, with a concentration in Production Design.

She develops and designs stories into films.  As a designer, she prefers to work closely with props, decoration, and wardrobe to ensure aesthetic congruence.  Similarly, she prefers small, close-knit art department crews.

Amanda has designed films that take place everywhere from a 1960s New Years Eve bash; to a dystopic future in which a lone protagonist must travel back in time; a game show dream, somewhere where Pee Wee's Playhouse and The Dating Game may meet; the dark, dangerous streets of Detroit; and the solemn, muted apartment of a recently-deafened young man.

 

 

 

"Earthworms"

Above is a short film that is very dear to me.  I made it in my first year of film school.  I find that oftentimes people tend to throw away or ignore their past works.  I still stand by Earthworms.  It's a simple story about a girl's imagination and infinite fascination with things she yet cannot empathize with.  "Lola" is played by a wonderful young actress named Maisie Merlock.  

-Amanda