Talent Guide

Amanda Erickson

  • Discipline:Director
  • Program Year:Documentary Lab 2023


Amanda Erickson is born for the San Carlos Apache of the White Water Clan on her father’s side. But, growing up outside of her community, she often wondered about her Indigenous roots. Her journey of reconnection to culture and community would take 38 years and be the catalyst for her first feature documentary, She Cried That Day. Before making her directorial debut, Amanda worked as a non-fiction TV Producer for 15 years, where she created compelling programming for networks like: Travel Channel, National Geographic WILD, Investigation Discovery, and CuriosityStream. Amanda is a member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia, Array Crew, and resident Teaching Artist for newportFILM. Through her company, Sees Clearly Productions, Amanda aims to inspire social change by amplifying issues facing Indigenous communities.

Current Project

She Cried That Day


She Cried That Day investigates the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women's crisis through the lens of one woman haunted by her sister's unsolved murder. We bear witness as she battles police and societal apathy towards MMIW thus laying bare the complex story of America’s treatment of Indigenous peoples.