Amanda Zackem is a Director and Cinematographer from Upstate NY who uses film as a tool to explore consciousness, simplicity, truth and justice in this experience we call life.

She was Director of Cinematography for the documentary Germans & Jews (First Run Features, '16) and Producer of the feature length documentaries, The Trial of the St. Patrick’s Four (’06) and Blind Spot (’08). Her short documentary on women’s cycling pioneer Georgena Terry screened in film-festivals worldwide, and won Best Female Directed short at the Cornwall Film Festival. Her short experimental film The Black Series, won Best Cinematography at the Women’s Independent Film Festival. Her most recent short documentary, American Psychosis, is based off an interview with Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist, Author and Activist Chris Hedges and discusses consumerism, totalitarian corporate power and living in a world dominated by pervasive illusion. 

Amanda's most recent film is based off an interview with Economist Richard Wolff and is about worker run and owned co-operatives as an alternative to our current capitalist work structure.  To learn more about the project and make a tax deductible donation click here:

She previously taught at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in the Multimedia, Photography and Design Department.