Amy Lawday Films
Handcrafted, thought-provoking content for today's changing world.
Amy Lawday grew up in Paris, France, to an American mother, a teacher, and to a British father, a news correspondent for the Economist. Early on, Amy got a reputation for asking a lot of questions, to a lot of people, all of the time. She realized that behind every person is a great story, and she couldn’t get enough. At 12, Amy was given a camera and she started capturing those stories on film. Her mother once told her: “I forget what your face looks like because you’ve always got that thing pointing at me”. That is when Amy’s own story began.
Today, Amy is based in Brooklyn, NY, busy operating her company, AMY LAWDAY FILMS, and directing documentary content. Her passion hasn’t changed: real people, real lives, real stories.
Amy began her career at UK’ s Channel 4. After finishing degrees in Politics and International Relations, she got at job on the C4’s infamous “THE WORD”. There, she met (and pre-interviewed) every celebrity under the sun and learned to produce live TV. But her Yankee genes were tugging and she moved to NY, “to try the American Dream”. What better introduction to NYC than a job on a Woody Allen set! Amy cut her teeth at MTV News covering elections, and all youth issues from addiction to homelessness. Then came her big break: a producer position at a new FOX news magazine, Murdoch’s “60 Minutes”. There, Amy, was chief youth and pop culture correspondent, traveling the country directing high-pressure, big budget investigative news segments for primetime.
Later, Amy left to co-found Leftfield Pictures ("Pawn Stars") and in 2006, she opened her own production company,
AMY LAWDAY PRODUCTIONS, where she and her team have been producing powerful, issue-oriented documentary films.
Amy’s TV credits include PBS, MTV, FOX, CH 4, IFC, BRAVO, OXYGEN, ANIMAL PLANET & NAT GEO. Her company is repeatedly hired by the world’s top NGOs and foundations, including Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bono’s ONE, the U.N., Global Citizen, and Big Brothers Big Sisters, along with global brands TOD's, Dr PEPPER, MTV, NOVARTIS and MAYBELLINE.
Amy is currently directing her first feature documentary. When she is not on set, she is roller-blading, skate- boarding, scootering (with camera in hand) or biking with her two kids, tearing up the streets of Brooklyn. Amy is fluent in French and Italian and her interviewing skills have opened up even the most unwilling. Amy is available for assignment across the country and worldwide (except for ISIS strongholds).