Amy Berg is a critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker. She was nominated for an Academy Award® for her documentary DELIVER US FROM EVIL (2006) before she went on to direct WEST OF MEMPHIS, a documentary about the failure of the justice system in the West Memphis Three case. She worked in collaboration with producers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, and the film premiered to rave reviews at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was BAFTA nominated. Sony Pictures Classics released the film in Fall 2012.
Amy completed her first narrative feature, EVERY SECRET THING, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014. She then directed PROPHET’S PREY, executive produced by Jon Krakauer and Imagine Entertainment. The show aired on Showtime and was nominated for a WGA Award. Most recently, Amy’s labor of love film that she spent over seven years on, JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE, premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2015 and went on to have a box office success and won numerous awards in several festivals. At the end of 2015, Amy relocated Disarming Films to Brooklyn, NY to work with her exciting new team – with exciting projects in various stages of production with HBO, Netflix, and Paramount Pictures. In her free time, Amy can be found at the local dog park concocting interesting medicinal remedies using ginger while breaking into spontaneous disco dance moves.