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Credentials:

ProSeries

ScreenwritingU
 

Core Training - Sketch Comedy

Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center

Certificate of Directing with Distinction

UCLA Extension Film Program

Corey Mandell Professional Screenwriting Workshop

Media Arts - Screenwriting & Directing

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Los Angeles Valley College

Bachelor of Art - Theater

Columbia College Chicago

Accolades:

2019 - Diversity Scholarship Recipient

Upright Citizens Brigade

2019 - Undeveloped Script Quarter Finalist | Ethereality

Screencraft Film Fund

2018 - Best Technique (Nominated) | Ethereality

Monkey Bread Tree Film Festival

2015 - Best Student Film | Sumtin' Like 'Dat

Los Angeles Film & Script Festival

2015 - Official Selection | Sumtin' Like 'Dat

Big Bear Lake International Film Festival

2012 - Ovation Award

Best Fight Choreography | Hearts Like Fists

Los Angeles Stage Alliance

2012 - LA Weekly Theater Award

- Best Fight Choreography | Hearts Like Fists | Theater of Note

- Best Production Design (Fight and Stunt Choreography) | Stoneface | Sacred Fools Theatre

- Production of the Year (Fight and Stunt Choreography) | Stoneface | Sacred Fools Theatre

2012 - Scenie Award

Stage Scene Los Angeles

- Best Fight Choreography | Hearts Like Fists | Theater of Note

- Best Fight Choreography | Stoneface | Sacred Fools Theatre

2001 - Founder's Award

Society of American Fight Directors

Best Unarmed Fight

2001 - Examiner's Award for Excellence

Society of American Fight Directors

Hand-to-Hand Combat | Rapier & Dagger | Broadsword

Athletic Accomplishments:

1999 - 2-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament Champion | Professional Division

Chicago Sport & Social Club

1998 - 2-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament Champion | Professional Division

Whale of Spike

1997 4-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament Champion | Professional Division

Chicago Sport & Social Club

1986 - Gold Medal | Ice Hockey | Team USA

Asian Games

Critical Acclaim:

Andrew Amani once again proves himself a stunt/fight choreographer par excellence...

Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA | Watson and the Dark Art of Harry Houdini | Sacred Fools Theatre

Andrew Amani's choreography for this fight was beautiful and had all the potential to finally set the bar for a good fight in Los Angeles.

Kat Michels, Culver City News | Watson and the Dark Art of Harry Houdini | Sacred Fools Theatre

One of the highlights of the productions is a superbly choreographed fight between Phelan and Roberts (fight coordinator Andrew Amani).

Arts in LA | Dead Man's Cell Phone | International City Theater

A salute must go to Andrew Amani, the no-holds-barred fight coordinator.

Ingred Wilmot, Will Call | Dead Man's Cell Phone | International City Theater

...fight choreographer extraordinaire Andrew Amani has designed a knock-down drag-out confrontation between Jean and a character known only as The Stranger that is one of his best - funniest.

Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA | Dead Man's Cell Phone | International City Theater

The fight choreography: Wow - Was this unexpected! I've been to many plays featuring fighting, but when Hunter appeared on the stage, the battles became amazing! A body flip in a bodyguard auditioning sequence was incredible! Major kuddos to Andrew Amani!

Sci Fi Pulse | Neverwhere | Sacred Fools Theatre

...thanks to Andrew Amani's witty fight choreography ... "Hearts Like Fists" is the perfect summer date show: exhilarating, nerdy-sexy, and silly-smart.

Charlotte Stoudt, LA Times | Hearts Like Fists | Theater of Note

No small part of the comedy spring from fight choreographer Andrew Amani's smartly calibrated staging.

Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly | Hearts Like Fists | Theater of Note

As for those fight sequences, expertly choreographed by Andrew Amani, they are as high-energy and precision as they come, and executed to comic book perfection by good girls and bad guy alike ... topnotch team of L.A.'s best."

Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA | Hearts Like Fists | Theater of Note

The physical inventiveness is always top-notch ... for the movement and staging it seams I have my choice of which artist to complement, from director Jamie Robledo ... to stunt/fight choreographer Andrew Amani.

Brian Sonia-Wallce, LA Theatre Review | Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton | Sacred Fools Theatre

Nearly continuous pratfalls and hilarious choreographed bits keep the play alive...

Travis Michael Holder, Backstage Review | Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton | Sacred Fools Theatre

Physically, the production owes much to its talented team of designers

Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA | Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton | Sacred Fools Theatre

I can't tell you how much I appreciate the hard-working actors and many, many people behind the scene who brought this play, however discouraging, to life. Among the notables are ... Andrew Amani's stunt choreography ... some of the scenes, in and of themselves, are brilliantly funny and entertaining.

Tony Frankel, Stage and Cinema | Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton | Sacred Fools Theatre

I had quite the time Friday night basking in the theater glow of unique and inspiringly innovative ... to the daring moves of Andrew Amani ... this show is a well-oiled machine.

Lucy Grifffien, Arts Beat LA | Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton | Sacred Fools Theatre

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