Amy Starkey…

No-Fear Storytelling!

My writing defies genre, tackling unconventional subjects with a unique voice that strives to tell new kinds of stories with authenticity and courage.

Amy (she/her) has a passion for woman-centered and LGBTQ+ stories, and identifies as bisexual. She has pursued her creativity as an actor, writer and director. Amy has been an outspoken advocate for reproductive rights and representation of women in leadership roles, particularly as writers, directors and producers. Her self-produced proof of concept short film, In Her View takes on the abortion debate to illuminate the perspective of people who have had abortions, remove stigma and normalize a highly politicized subject.
Female Filmmakers Fuse Festival Pasadena, 2019
Background

Amy studied Mass Communications and Film Studies at York University in Toronto, theatre and film at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan, with further studies in acting and screenwriting at Rogues West studios in Vancouver. She has performed in and directed theatre and film in all three cities, including productions of Macbeth, The Vagina Monologues, The Attic, The Pearls & Three Fine Girls, A Particular Class of Women, Blood Relations, Pride & Prejudice, as well as Undecided, a devised work that explored bisexuality, and her original play Love, Iris that pushed boundaries of romantic love.

Amy lives with her daughter in North Vancouver, and works at Stratford Hall, an International Baccalaureate school in East Vancouver.