Amanda Torrisi

AmandaAmanda is an outstanding maker who during her time at NIDA co-founded the Queer Committee, bringing NIDA to its first ever Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. While studying she has been dedicated to honing her making skills, namely assisting to sculpt Venus De Milo for Venus in Fur (2018) and created several practical effects for SIX from 2020’s Digital Theatre Festival.

Growing up, Amanda had a great love for making and storytelling, often building and directing shows for the neighbourhood. After getting lost in the mundane world of adulting, Amanda chose to change the course of her life by studying production design at the Design Centre Enmore; where she invigorated her love for the arts and storytelling.

Amanda is passionate about new voices in Australian works and working in collaborative environments, where she thrives. She is looking forward to exploring the film, television, and theatre industries while continuing to develop her skills as a maker and creative collaborator, including creating her own work and content. She looks forward to continuing her learning post NIDA.

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NIDA PRODUCTIONS
Next to Normal - Properties Supervisor
SIX - Properties and Practical Effects Supervisor
On My Own by Dugong Jr (triple J Unearthed music video) - Art Director
Lockdown: Love & Death in the Age of COVID - Properties Supervisor
My Sister’s a Martian (White Rabbit Gallery) - Puppet Maker/Set Designer/Puppeteer
Flora - Props Maker
Properties and Objects short course (NIDA Open) - Tutor
Miracle City - Props Maker
Carking It - Properties Assistant
Venus In Fur - Properties Assistant

OTHER PRODUCTIONS
NIDA Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Float 2019 - Co-founder/Co-project Manager/Design Assistant/Maker/Lead Fundraiser
Event Zero (Pinnacle Films) - Standby Costume/Costume Assistant
Romp (unreleased) - Art Department/Props Standby
Queer Screen Mardi Gras Float team 2017–2020 - Assistant Designer/Float Construction/Build Manager
Vivid Sydney - Maker/Installation
Anomalous - Costume Designer/Prop and Costume Maker
Tribes - Costume Designer/Prop and Costume Maker

SECONDMENT
Three Thousand Years of Longing - Art Department: Props Fabrication

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