Amanda (Warman) Naseem is an independent film producer based in NYC. She produced the critically-acclaimed web series, The Outs, named Paper Magazine’s “Best Web Series Ever,” and recognized by the administrations of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Obama. The season one finale featured an appearance from Outs admirer and Tony award-winning actor Alan Cumming. Black Book says The Outs, “fills a void left open on television. Refreshingly honest, funny, and poignant.”
She went on to produce a new web series with the creative team behind The Outs called Whatever this is. The show raised $170,000 via a successful Kickstarter crowd funding campaign, and the pilot episode was named a Vimeo Staff Pick. Both shows were honored by the Paley Center for Media as part of Paleyfest: Made in NY, celebrating economic development by the film and TV industries.
Previously, Amanda served as Director of Exhibitor Relations at Adopt Films, theatrically distributing internationally award-winning films from Cannes, TIFF, NYFF, and the Berlinale alongside maverick independent film distributor Jeff Lipsky. Key distribution credits include: Christian Petzold’s Barbara, starring Nina Hoss; Miguel Gomez’s Tabu; Ursula Meier’s Sister, starring Lea Seydoux; Jean-Marc Vallée’s Café de Flore, starring Vanessa Paradis; and Marie Losier’s extremely contemporary love story, The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye.
Amanda got her start in film working as an assistant to Meira Blaustein, the Executive Director of the Woodstock Film Festival, and to Ron Nyswaner, Academy Award nominated screenwriter of Philadelphia. Amanda is currently a Supervising Producer at Vice Media where she produces music videos, commercials, and documentaries about subjects like rappers, immigration, technology, and female-identifying DJs.
Notable producing credits include: Marc Meyers’ How He Fell In Love (LAFF '15), starring Matt McGorry (Orange is the New Black) and Amy Hargreaves (Blue Ruin); Adam Goldman’s The Outs and Whatever this is., starring Alan Cumming (2014 Webby Awards Nominee, Drama: Long Form or Series); Laurent Rejto’s Persephone, starring Academy Award winner Melissa Leo; Jeff Lipsky’s Molly’s Theory of Relativity; Ron Nyswaner’s documentary of Tony Award winner Mary Louise Wilson, She’s the Best Thing In It (SXSW 2015); Blondie, Steve Aoki, and A$AP Ferg music videos; production management for Brian Savelson’s In Our Nature, starring John Slattery and Gabrielle Union (SXSW 2012).
Contact Amanda at [email protected]