Jamie Anderson was recognized as "The New Female Film Director to Watch Out For in 2020" by Viva Glam Magazine, and "Top 25 Writers to Watch in 2018" by The International Screenwriters' Association. She won Best Director for her film "Punching Bag" at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival 2018, which was also an official selection at Oscar Qualifying HollyShorts, Directors Circle, LA Comedy Fest, London Shorts on Tap, and numerous others. Her short film, "I'm F%$#ing Fine", won Best Dark Comedy at the Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival 2019, prestigious Vitruvian Award from the DaVinci International Film Festival 2019, and was selected again for Oscar Qualifying HollyShorts 2019. With two films on the festival circuit in 2020, her satirical short, "Me Too Nice", won Best Dark Comedy and has been selected for eighteen festivals and counting. English romantic comedy, "I Won't Say I Love You", which she directed in the UK, won Best Romantic Short at the Independent Shorts Awards, and a leading Best Actress win at TMFF. Most recently, Jamie directed and produced her pilot "Pumas", safely during the pandemic. Next, she will direct romantic feature film, "Summer in Rome", which she co-wrote, in Italy.
Jamie Anderson is a screenwriter, director, and producer, living in Los Angeles since she was nineteen. Having grown up in Gulfport, Mississippi, and then Orlando, Florida, her work is inspired by 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 humor, she has a knack for turning the painful into the absurd, always with passion, 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 led to her first feature option to Radar Pictures. Her next pilot, "Pushing 40" 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. Jamie has a period feature in development at Broken Road Productions, a female-driven comedy feature in pre-production at Patriot Pictures, and a TV dramedy pilot in development with an acclaimed showrunner attached. She wrote, directed, and produced her dark comedy short films, "Punching Bag", "I'm F%$#ing Fine", and "Me Too Nice". She directed "I Won't Say I Love You" in the UK, to acclaim. She recently spearheaded production for her pilot "Pumas", and shot safely in August. Next, she will be directing a romantic feature in Italy.