Talent Guide

Amber Sealey

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Directing Lab 2013, Fast Track 2013


Amber Sealey is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker who was born in England and raised in Santa Fe. Her second feature as writer, director and actor, How to Cheat (Winner Best Performance Award LAFF 2011, Winner Best Narrative Film & Best Acting BendFilm 2011), was called “amazing…laugh-out-loud hilarious” and “one of the most relevant and eloquent portraits of modern marriage to date.” How to Cheat premiered at the L.A. Film Festival and went on to screen at MontrealWorld, BendFilm, Indie Memphis, Cinequest, Oxford Film Festival and Cucalorus; it is being distributed by Cinetic-FilmBuff and is available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital platforms. Her first film, A Plus D (available on IndiePixFilms.com), premiered at Montreal World, where critics said, “Fact and fiction are obliterated… edgy, anguished, funny… The acting is astonishing… I thought of Cassavetes, Winterbottom.” Sealey was shortlisted for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards’ Someone to Watch category, and featured in the “Futures” section of IndieWire. Her upcoming third feature, New Mexican Rain, was selected as part of the 2013 Film Independent Directing Lab.

Sealey has worked as an actor, both in the US and the UK. She is the voice of many audio books, notably the Meg Cabot Princess Diaries Series. Schooling includes UCSC and in London – RADA and Central. Her acting credits include The Good Night with Gwyneth Paltrow, Big Nothing with David Schwimmer and Simon Pegg, and Masterpiece Classic’s Bertie and Elizabeth. As a performer and devisor she worked in London for six years with the award- winning physical theatre company, Shunt. Her performance art work has been shown at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Hoxton Hall, Battersea Arts Centre, 291 Gallery, Bongo Club in Edinburgh, Croydon Film Festival, the Museum Of, and the REDCAT Theatre.

Current Project

New Mexican Rain


It's 1983 and 11 year-old Rain wants sex, the only problem is she has no idea what that means. With her self-absorbed parents distracted by their pending divorce, Rain is left alone to navigate the complexities of boys and love and everything in between.