Amy Janei Wright

Brooklyn, New York, United States


Greetings! I am a budding documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn, by way of Oakland, California.  I have a lifelong passion for the arts with a background in both playwriting and screenwriting.  After graduating with a BA in Theatre from the University of California, Riverside, I took a hiatus from the arts to teach high school special education in Brooklyn, NY and complete my MS Ed.  Witnessing first-hand the pervasive race and class inequality in the education system inspired me to shift careers in an effort to shed light on the issues that plague underprivileged communities.  I have loved documentaries since I was a child, so it was a no-brainer to combine my love for documentary film and social justice work.  I attended the New York Film Academy's One-Year documentary intensive program.  Since then, I have screened at the DOC NYC festival, and worked on projects at Warrior Poets Production company.