Amanda Kazzy Cryer
Amanda Kazzy Cryer is a Filmmaker, Social Impact Influencer, Consultant and Strategist. She is committed to elevating voices through social media, film and traditional media, and is passionate about media-driven projects that bring awareness to social issues. Having lived and worked in both developed and developing countries, she has been active in co-creating opportunities to solve problems, shift systems, and activate the inner capacity of leaders to create lasting change.
As a social impact influencer and consultant, Amanda has coached and worked with hundreds of people from all different backgrounds including influencers, leading change makers and emerging changemakers in media, celebrities, community activists, leaders at the United Nations, scientists, philosophers, thought-leaders, TV and Film personalities, Nobel Prize recipients, CEOs, actors, and founders of nonprofits and triple bottom line organizations. Since 2009, Amanda has been practicing the Conscious Full Spectrum Response framework developed by her mentor Dr. Monica Sharma (former Director of Leadership and Capacity Development at the United Nations) in systems shift language and transformative dialogue in media. The CFSR is a unique response model based on extensive application, which simultaneously in time solves problems, illuminates and shifts systems and creates new patterns sourced from individual inner capacity and transformational leadership. This particular model has generated sustainable results worldwide.
Amanda was the Project Director for United Global Shift, a non profit that delivers workshops for people engaged in initiatives that make a difference. UGS coaches people on projects that both empower individuals and shift the systems that perpetuate chronic issues such as poverty, discrimination, environmental degradation and war. United Global Shift works with leaders and emerging leaders who want to be at the forefront of positive change. UGS mission statement: We are causing a united global shift in what is possible for humanity, focusing on the environment, entrepreneurship, health and education. A shift from survival and scarcity to possibility and peace. Amanda coached emerging leaders in project management and strategic planning that addressed systemic issues.
As a filmmaker, Amanda’s productions have included What They Wanted, What They Got, which sold to Showtime; and the multiple award winning, Luz: The Flower of Evil. From 2009 to 2012, she worked with a cohort of Native American actors, including alumni of the Twilight film series, to bring awareness to the water infrastructure issues negatively impacting Indigenous communities across the country. She also worked at Roy Lee’s production company Vertigo Entertainment (Doctor Sleep, It, The Departed, The Lego Movie) and served as a producer on the award-winning short film The Lord of Catan starring Fran Kranz (The Cabin in The Woods,
Mass) and Amy Acker (Person of Interest, Angel). She co-founded Do Good Media and 1 Voice World, production companies involved in the development and co-creation of media driven projects that look at what’s possible when we overcome polarization and move towards unity. Amanda’s latest film, Inside Men, highlights personal stories from people whom the prison system has affected in one way or another, the injustices of the prison industrial complex repudiating governmental structures, and private industries that view prisons as a solution to their bottom lines and societal challenges.
She is a conscious activist for ethical eating, prison reform, mental health, addiction, human trafficking and people experiencing homelessness and poverty.
Amanda Kazzy Cryer