NEWS

  

 

Olympus
14th April 2014

"Olympus"



Amanda is currently scheduled to direct several episodes of the forthcoming mythological drama "Olympus", a Canadian/British co production.
More details to follow shortly.
Premiering in 2015.







 

 

PackageDeal
10th April 2014

Comedy Sitcom



Amanda is guest-starring on two episodes of Package Deal, the Canadian Comedy sitcom for CITY TV and Rogers which is filmed in Vancouver.
First episode taping this week.
The sitcom from Andrew Orenstein (3rd Rock from the Sun) is about three dysfunctionally close brothers and the woman who comes between them.
Thursday's at 9.30 pm on @City_tv







 


22nd January 2014

Continuum

From today Amanda starts directing on Continuum for the next few weeks.










Christmas Nevermore
12th December 2013

Christmas at Sanctuary for Kids

Amanda's Christmas message is on theSanctuary for kids website with a heartwarming update from Nepal. The S4K Bricks and Blocks campaign is well underway so do join in and help her fans build virtual houses.
If you are looking for a beautiful Christmas present do go and buy the astonishingly thoughtprovoking and magical book "Christmas Nevermore", sales of which benefit Sanctuary for kids.









Film Poster Random Acts of Roamce
14th November 2013

Random Acts of Romance

There is a screening of Random Acts of Romance at
The Rio Theatre, Vancouver
On November 14th at 7 p.m.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with cast members.
Amanda hopes to be able to make this Q&A
(she is now shooting Arctic Air that day)
Tickets available from www.riotheatretickets.ca

The screening in Toronto at the Carlton Theatre has been held over for a week. Fabulous news!




 

 

 

 

Amanda Interview

 November 2013

Milton's Secret

Amanda took part in an interview about Conscious Parenting for Milton's Secret Feature Film based on the book by Eckhart Tolle.
How do you connect with your children in the moment? What are some ways you bring mindful teachings into your family? Click here for the clip





 

 

 

 

Picture of Amanda directing

October 2013

Arctic Air


Amanda is directing episodes 309 / 310 (Block 5) of Arctic Air.



 

 

 


Amanda Interview

 8th July 2013

London Film and Comic Con

See Amanda's brief interview at London Film and Comic Con




 
Leos

24th May 2013

Leo Awards

Amanda co-presented an award in the Documentary category at the Leo's last night. Dressed in a stunning tuxedo, styled by the fabuolusly talented Jamie Mann, she took to the stage with co-star Zak Santiago from Random Acts of Romance.

Incidentally - Continuum won Best Dramatic Series! Huge congratulations to everyone involved in the show.



 
Continuum
 24th May 2013

Continuum

Amanda wrapped directing her episosde of Continuum today. Based on the twitter feed coming out after the episode had wrapped it was an experience enjoyed not only by Amanda but by cast and crew alike.



 
Naomi
15th May 2013

Supernatural

Amanda guest stars in the Season Finale of Supernatural as the recurring character, Naomi.



 
East Of Main
 29th April 2013

Monday Night Live

Amanda just wrapped filming "Hell in a Handbag" todayand discarded her Nun's habit just in time to be ready to take part in "Monday Night Live" at East of Main in Vancouver. A storytelling evening hosted by Ryan Robbins.



 
Hell in a Handbag
 11th April 2013

New film "Hell in a Handbag"

Amanda starts shooting this weekend on the film "Hell in a Handbag". She plays a Mother Superior! Check out the photo of Amanda with her co-stars!
This action horror comedy is directed by and stars Martin Cummins, and Amanda is joined by Callum Keith Rennie and Brian Markinson. The film is slated for release in the Fall of 2013.


 
Banner
10th April 2013

Starfest Convention, Denver

Amanda is sorry to announce that she is no longer able to attend Starfest in Denver this month due to shooting schedules.


"I am so sorry about missing Starfest in Denver. :( I am shooting. I will however be at FanExpo in Vancouver on Sunday the 21st. Xo" Amanda.



 
TheRush
 9th April 2013

The Rush TV, Interview

Joining hosts Fiona Forbes and Robin Dunne on this Canadian TV show, Amanda discussed, among other items, her role on Supernatural and answered fan questions
, taking time to chat to them in the Livestream chat room.

The video of this fun interview can be found at www.youtube.com


 
Peace
 3rd April 2013

Peace Fund Radio Interview


Amanda's friend Adrian Paul invited her to join his Peace Fund Radio show on 3rd April to talk about Sanctuary for kids and charity fund raising in the world of fandom.

The interview is available for download here www.latalkradio.com



 
Directing Primeval New World
 16th March 2013

Directing "Continuum"

Amanda is excited to be directing episode 12 of season 2 of Continuum, the hit Science Fiction series
filmed in Vancouver.

Meanwhile, Primeval New World, episodes of which Amanda directed, has been nominated for Best Science Fiction Series in the Constellation Awards and Space Milkshake won Audience Appreciation Award at the Boston Science Fiction Festival.


 
Motive
13th February 2013

Guest starring in "Motive"


Amanda is guest starring in the season finale of "Motive" Season 1, the CTV network crime drama, which is currently filming in Vancouver. The show has also been picked up by ABC in the US for airing in 2013.

 

 20th December 2012

Australian appearances in 2013

Hello to my beautiful fans down under. I am deeply, deeply sorry to say that due to circumstances beyond my control I have to cancel my Australian convention appearances this spring.  It was a trip that my family were very much looking forward to. I am so sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. With my humblest apologies,

Amanda xoxo
 
 25th November 2012

Directing - Amanda has been prepping last week for her directing of Arctic Air and starts directing this week.  This weekend she directed a music video for Ta'Kaiya Blaney.
12th November 2012
France and AT6 in England - Amanda spent a few day's relaxation in Paris with Julia prior to AT6 where they were joined by Dennys Ilic, the photographer and Kenneth Meere, his stylist.  Amanda did an interview with Dennys while there with Urban Rush in Canada via Skype about the impending AT6 event and the launch of Denny's photo book of Amanda, which will benefit Sanctuary for Kids through its sales.

Gabit's AT6 raised an incredible £30,000 for Sanctuary for kids across the weekend, and £10,000 for Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.  A phenomenal result from her wonderfully compassionate and generous fans!  AT7 has already been announced for February 2014.
18th September 2012

SUPERNATURAL - Amanda  is joining  Supernatural's eighth season  in a major recurring role. She will play  Naomi, an angel who wears a business suit and has her hair pulled back.   Amanda's character will make her first appearance in the seventh episode of the new season entitled "A little slice of Kevin".  Supernatural returns to the screens on Wednesday 3rd October, 9/8c
9th September 2012
Amanda will be directing an episode of Arctic Air in the late Fall.  She is travelling to Paris to the Jules Verne Festival on October 10th (www.julesverne.org), followed by London in early November for her own weekend event, AT6 - Ripples (www.gabitevents.co.uk).

In the meantime "Random Acts of Romance" is premiering at the Vancouver International Film Festival - 27th September - 12th October (www.viff.org) and "Taken Back"  is airing in Canada on September 19th,20th and 22nd and then on October 1st on Movie Central.

For news of Conventions and Events planned for 2013 please see the Events page.

For those unable to attend Events and wanting to purchase autographed photographs of Amanda, these are available in the Sanctuary for Kids online shop. (www.sanctuaryforkids.org)

25th July 2012
Amanda is currently filming in British Columbia. She is playing the cameo role of Nate's mom in Kid Cannabis.

Nate is the lead boy who starts up a marijuana smuggling operation across the US/Canada border.

It is based on an article in rolling Stone magazine.

Hosting the 2012 Leo Awards 26th May 2012

(c) Les Bazso
Amanda co-hosted the 2012 Leo Awards Ceremony last night with her "evil twin" Robin Dunne at the Hotel Vancouver.  

The Leo Awards honours British Columbia's film and television industry.  "Sanctuary" was up for several nominations including Amanda for "Best lead performance by a Female in a dramatic series for "Tempus". Sanctuary gained four wins, Pascale Hutton for Best guest actress; Christina McQuarrie for Best costume Design, Bridget McGuire for best Production Design and Lee Wilson and his company for Best Visual Effects. Congratulations to all the Leo 2012 winners!
Sanctuary is not renewed
PDVD_194.jpg The sad news that Sanctuary was not being renewed after four seasons was made on Monday 21st May 2012.  In a statement Amanda said:

"We couldn't be prouder of the four seasons we made on Sanctuary. We are very grateful for the opportunity and must acknowledge the wonderful work from our cast and crew, the support from our studio, the Beedie Group -- who have been with us right from the start, the networks who worked so hard with us each week, and most of all the fans...we owe so much to the fans. From Sanctuary, we also started our charitable foundation Sanctuary for Kids which has raised over $250,000 for children in crisis worldwide. We will be continuing our work with Sanctuary for Kids and are so thankful for the Sanctuary fans and their amazing support and generosity."

For a more in depth interview with Damian Kindler about the reasons for the show not being renewed, please go here
Cooking with the Stars
Ckingstars1.jpg Amanda is guesting on "Cooking with the stars" on Tuesday, May 29th 2012 at 10.30 am (PST) on Shaw TV.  Preview.