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INTERNATIONAL FALLS is a dark comedy about two people who have to fight to keep the funny alive. Set in International Falls, MN, the self-proclaimed "ice box of the nation," INTERNATIONAL FALLS follows an aspiring comic through the collapse of her marriage and a one night stand with a dead beat comic at the end of his road. The film is a meditation on the deeply comedic and profoundly sad as they sit side by side in life. As the character Tim says, "If you wanna tell jokes for a living, tell the truth."
MISSY is a short film that was created as a teaser for the feature by the same name. Written by and starring Alison Mauldin, the film was directed by Amber McGinnis for Commonwealth Studios.
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OUTSKIRT MEDIA, LLC is Amber's newly formed production company. It exists to tell both fiction and non-fiction stories of people who find themselves on the outskirts of life. We are committed to stories with strong female protagonists and strive to grow opportunities for women's voices in film and media.
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Released for Christmas 2016, THE GIFT is a contemporary adaptation of the short story, "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry.
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Bias in the Police Force
Created for the US Department of Justice, PERCEPTIONS IN POLICING targets Implicit Bias and offers tools to manage and combat this bias found in all people. Written and directed by Amber McGinnis, the film will be released in Fall 2018.
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Perceptions in Policing
Sexual Assault in the Military is a problem we hear about all too often. In an effort to combat sexual assault and encourage victims to report, WILL Interactive has partnered with the Navy to create a documentary-style interactive film that follows Paige, a young NROTC student, through her sophomore year of college and her first Summer Cruise.
Written and Directed by Amber McGinnis, the program is not available to the public, but you can watch the attached short preview.
Above Board Preview
The Road to Organic Certification was produced by WILL Interactive for the USDA's National Organic Program as a tool for prospective organic famers. It was directed by Amber McGinnis.
Pathways for Safer Opioid Use was created for the US Department of Health and Human Services by WILL Interactive. The Interactive choose your own adventure film follows a physician, nurse, pharmacist, and patient as they navigate the use of opioids in pain management. It was co-written and directed by Amber McGinnis.
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