Jamie Anderson won Best Director for her dark comedy film, Punching Bag, at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival 2018. The film was nominated for Best Dark Comedy at the Portland Comedy Film Festival, and an official selection at Holly Shorts, OVFF, ITVFest, Directors Circle Fest of Shorts, and LA Comedy Fest. With several features in development, she was announced as one of the “Top 25 Writers to Watch in 2018” by The International Screenwriters’ Association.
Jamie Anderson is a writer, director, and filmmaker, living in Los Angeles. Having grown up in Mississippi and Florida, her work is inspired by the paradox of the Redneck Riviera, as well as her life in Hollywood, both of which are a wealth of material that guarantees she’ll never run out of something to write about. At times with crass humor, she has a knack for turning the painful into the absurd, always with depth and heart.
After an acting career in film and television, Jamie was mentored as a writer by some of the best comedic voices working today. The first sitcom pilot she wrote garnered such acclaim that it led to her first feature option to Radar Pictures. Her next comedy pilot, “Pushing 40”, now titled “Pumas”, was a top five finalist in the prestigious TrackingB script competition. She followed it up with the feature You Be You, a family dramedy set in the Deep South, which won her a fellowship to the esteemed Rocaberti Writers Retreat in Barcelona, Spain.
Currently, Jamie has a period comedy feature in development at Broken Road Productions. She has a female-driven comedy feature in pre-production at Patriot Pictures. She has a dark comedy television pilot, based on a white trash rapper, in development. She wrote, directed, and produced her dark comedy short film, Punching Bag. Most recently, she wrote, directed, and produced her elevated dark comedy short film, inspired by suburbia, I’m F%$#ing Fine. Next up, Jamie will be directing the film, I Won’t Say I Love You, in the UK.