Amber Eswani is a Pakistani-American filmmaker, photographer and poet based in Chicago. She started her interest in the arts at a very young age, inspired by her grandfather's nightly storytelling skills. Her interest in photography sparked in middle school and soon quickly gained an interest in film & digital media in high school. Fast forward 12+ years, plus a B.A. in Radio, Television & Digital Media, and here we are today!
As a writer, director and producer her work has been featured on PBS, Subtitle Magazine, The Beloit International Film Festival, and the Mid America Emmys on multiple occasions.
Her most recent accomplishment is writing, directing and co-producing a film called "Fuzzy Legs'' which explores the importance of body positivity and standing up to bullies from a Pakistani American's point of view. Her project won the pitching process and over $8,000 in the Inpathways Cohort Program with Free Spirit Media
In the production & events world she has worked on projects for NBCUniversal, Social Works (Chance the Rapper's Non-profit), the Allied Media Conference, PBS, Showtime, REI, The Jubilee Arts International Film Festival in Lisbon, The Chicago Underground Film Festival, Full Spectrum Features, the Community Television Network, Duke University, Southern Illinois University, Web series, Feature Films, TV Shows, Commercials, Documentaries, Live Events- you name it she's probably done it.
Currently, outside of working for Chicago International Film Festival as the Chicago Industry Exchange Lab Manager and working as the Administrative Assistant for the Mezcla Media Collective, she is a board member of 3AM Thoughts, a Chicago based Production Company.
Amber's mission is to create stories that promote and inspire more women and people of color to tell their stories and come to the forefront, especially to those in her own South Asian and Muslim community- to promote pluralism, peace, love and more understanding in the world.