Amy Weber Director/Writer of A Girl Like Her
Director and writer of critically acclaimed film, A Girl Like Her will join us for a Q&A session following the showing of the film.
A Girl Like Her is an American found footage drama film directed by Amy S. Weber. The film stars Lexi Ainsworth as Jessica Burns, a 16-year old bullied high school student who attempts suicide. The movie was originally titled The Bully Chronicles but the title was later changed.
Jessica Burns is a 16-year- old high school sophomore who is constantly tortured by her ex-best friend, Avery Keller, the stereotypical popular girl. The movie follows the events that happen after Jessica tries to commit suicide by overdosing, and what it does to a community.
About Amy: Amy is the founder of Radish Creative Group and a former educator, who has dedicated her career to making a difference in the quality of business, education and human life. In 1995, Amy walked away from her prominent advertising producing career to explore her life’s purpose, leading her directly into the University classroom. As an educator, she was inspired to bring the worlds of education and film production together to serve a greater purpose. Radish Creative Group was formed to produce some of the most respected educational programs for youth around the world, catching the attention of MTV, The CW, HBO and Nickelodeon.
Amy’s commercial work has been recognized by Emmy twice as well as Best in Show at Mobius and her educational documentaries have earned over 40 Telly nods. The natural next step for Amy was a feature, but she opted to take a less traditional path in order to make it happen. She called upon some of her most talented and resourceful friends in the local industry to help make her vision, Annabelle & Bear, into a reality, even with less financial support than most low budget independents. They answered her call in a way she could have never imagined. Her story quickly became a beacon of hope for many Michiganders facing challenging times, hailing her as an inspiration.
In March 2015, Amy debuted her second full-length feature, A Girl Like Her, in theaters. This highly-acclaimed, revolutionary film, exploring the bully's perspective, is the result of Amy's passionate crusade meant to empower kids of all ages to find their voice and to live as their truest selves. Amy's extensive knowledge and experience as an educator has led her to this life-changing mission. A Girl Like Her is unequivocally Amy’s proudest work to date. Her passion to make a positive contribution in the lives of young people drives her in ways that most people wonder if she ever sleeps. This film is just one of many endeavors that she is committed to for improving the lives of youth.
She hopes to continue her development of quality films and programs and to collaborate with creative minds that share her vision and passion for making a positive impact on the world.