Amy Hobby

Degree(s): BA, Rice University, 1986; BFA Rice University, 1987

VADA Concentration: Film

Rice Graduation Year: 1987

Amy Hobby’s filmmaking career spans over 15 years as a producer, director, and cinematographer. As a director, Amy most recently won the Best Director award at the Newport Film Festival for Coney Island Baby. Hobby previously co-directed the documentary At Sundance that premiered at the American Cinemateque, the ICA in London, and on the Sundance Channel. As a producer, Amy Hobby was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for producing Secretary, starring James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Released by Lion’s Gate, Secretary won the Special Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. Among her other producing credits are Love, Ludlow which made its world premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival; Thirteen Conversations About One Thing starring Matthew McConaughey and John Turturro, released by Sony Pictures Classics; Hamlet, starring Ethan Hawke, Sam Shepard, and Bill Murray, featured on numerous critics’ Top 10 Lists for 2000, distributed by Miramax Films; Sunday, winner of the 1997 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, Deauville Film Festival Winner, and selected for Un Certain Regard at Cannes and New Directors/New Films in New York; and Nadja, executive produced by David Lynch and released by October Films. Hobby was awarded the 2003 Golden Orange by the Florida Film Critics Circle for “consistent excellence and adventurousness in film production.” Hobby was founder and president of Double A Films, an independent feature film production company, from 1995 to 2002. Prior to producing, Hobby was an award winning photographer, cinematographer and camera assistant on feature films, and was featured in People Magazine and the documentary Through Amy’s Eyes.