Ms Amanda Bluglass

Ms Amanda Bluglass

Associate Lecturer

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



Amanda Bluglass is a British freelance Director/Producer specialising in highly authentic and strongly visual brand films. Her experience covers short docs, TV commercials, social media, stop motion, corporate promos & marketing, music videos and experimental installations. Her work has featured on the BBC, the Oprah Winfrey Network, Channel 4, Huffington Post and The Atlantic. Clients have included NASA, London Olympics, Samsung, Etsy, National Trust and Photobox.

She is an Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, teaching on the BA(Hons) Filmmaking and BA(Hons) Creative Media degrees.


MA English, University of Cambridge

PG Dip Broadcast Journalism, University of Falmouth
Foundation Dip in Fine Art, Estover Community College

BBC News 1994-2006
Broadcast Journalist for BBC Radio and TV including Regional SW Producer for BBC Network New (rolling News 24, Radio 4, 5 Live, BBC Breakfast)
Producer, Regional Documentary series Close Up
Planning Producer, Spotlight regional news

Freelance Director/Producer 2006 - present
Short docs, Long form feature documentaries, commercial, brand, promotion films

Multi award winning for factual short films internationally.

Practicing artist resin -cast sculpture, drawings, painting and photography.



Teaching interests

Broadcast journalism, documentary practice, collaborative practice, factual film making



Research interests

Feature documentary on LGBTQ pastors in Presbyterian Church (USA)

Virtual Reality and 360 content, following award-winning 360 film

Creative practice & artistic projects

Award include: 

Media Innovation Award, Creative Craft for Beneath 360, 2013

My work was officially selected for the VIMEO Film Festival, the AFI-Discovery Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival and has won numerous international documentary awards including Best Director (St Petersburg Film Festival 2013) and Best Short Documentary (Port Townsend Film Festival 2013)

A sample of official selections include Winner, Best Adventure film, San Francisco Ocean Film Festival; Winner, Best Documentary, Super Shorts International Film Festival; Winner Grand Prix, Shoot! Film Festival.



Additional information

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