Director Biography – Amber Rose McNeill (NORMAL PORN FOR NORMAL PEOPLE)

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Amber Rose McNeill is an Australian filmmaker currently based in Wisconsin. She earned her Associate of Science in Film Production at the Los Angeles Film School in 2018, graduating with highest honors. Shortly after graduating she started her own production company in Los Angeles, working primarily as a script editor and consulting producer. Amber’s films explore themes of isolation, abnormal psychology, gender roles and sexuality. She frequently examines and comments on social attitudes towards violence within media and culture. Amber is currently completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film at the University of Wisconsin, Peck School of Arts.

Director Statement

I wanted to make a provocative film that examined the way we consume violence for entertainment in such a normalise manner. I had recently started working with appropriated media, and this concept lent itself perfectly to the medium. By using select clips from horror movie trailers, 1980s TV commercials, sexualized imagery, interviews with serial killers and original text, I was able to create a growing sense of unease that aims to make the viewer reconsider their relationship with violent media. I fashioned together a bootleg film that’s very nature comments on the exploitation of violence, particularly violence against women, that exists as the sexualized storytelling structure in much of mainstream cinema.

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