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HISTORY & OVERVIEW
The AMY Project eOne Film Program is an annual program established in 2015. The program teaches participants the basics of on-camera acting using materials from current film and television projects. Once these basics have been established, participants will adapt their own writing into on-camera scenes, using the camera as a tool to aid them in discovering and developing the emotional truth and subtlety of their own writing. Participants also engage in film screenings and talkback with AMY artists about gender and representation in movies.

In 2017, the AMY eOne Film Program linked up with the AMY Theatre Creation Program to generate video and projections that were used as part of the AMY Project’s 2017 production, Almeida (the Glorious). The projections were designed by 2017 Film Program assistant director and AMY alumnus Jamie Milay.

The AMY Project’s programming is for young women and gender-non-conforming/non-binary youth ages 14-22 in Toronto. We welcome applicants of all abilities and all cultural backgrounds, we welcome queer and trans youth, we welcome those with little or no previous experience in the arts, we welcome YOU!

The program is FREE. We provide participants with TTC tickets/tokens for travel, as well as snacks at each session. The program will be held at Jumblies Theatre’s The Ground Floor studio at Fort York Boulevard and Bathurst, which is a physically accessible venue. If there’s something else you need for this program to be accessible to you, send an email to nikki@theamyproject.com!

INSTRUCTOR:
The AMY Project eOne Film Program acting instructor is Nicole Stamp:
Nicole Stamp is a Toronto Arts Award-winning actor, television host, and director.
Her screen credits include Orphan Black, Carmilla, The Code, Degrassi, The Next Step, The Ron James Show, and Remedy. Nicole also hosted and directed 6 seasons of Reach For The Top and 6 seasons of TVOKids, where segments she hosted won 2 Gemini Awards among 6 nominations; and she has covered the Toronto Film Festival as the Red Carpet Host for Alliance Films and Tribute Media. Nicole has lent her voice to animated characters on Teletoon’s Ridonculous Race, Disney’s Fangbone! and CBC’s Razzberry Jazzberry Jam, and her stage credits include critically-acclaimed work in The Mofo With The Hat, Avenue Q, The Dream in High Park, two years improvising with Second City’s Canadian National Touring Company, and directing 30 new Canadian plays, including her own solo show, BETTER PARTS, which has played to critical acclaim in Canada, the US, and England.  Nicole has taught at University of Toronto, Sheridan College, Robert Morris University, and The Banff Centre, among others. She has been an AMY Project Mentor since AMY’s very first year, and she is committed to using the performing arts to nurture communication skills and self-esteem in outstanding young people.

SUPPORTORS:
This program is generously sponsored by Entertainment One, with additional support from Jumblies Theatre. The AMY Project is grateful to all of the supporters who make our programming possible.