Amber Schaefer is an award-winning comedy director with a background in writing, acting and producing. A ‘Jane of all trades’, she has also acted in spots for brands like Smart Water and Stella Artois and written and produced content for clients such as Expedia and Amex. A gifted and instinctual comedian, Schaefer studied improv, character and sketch at the Pit, the Magnet and Upright Citizens Brigade.
Her short film “Its Been Too Long”, a neo-Noir 90s sexual thriller parody, has played at a dozen festivals across the US including Mill Hill Valley Film Festival and The Hamptons International Film Festival.
As a director she’s worked with talent like Ben Schwartz, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenan Thompson while crafting content for College Humor, Funny or Die, Geico, Kayak and Dos Equis and the notable Bérnié “The People’s Perfume” : a spoof on your stereotypical luxury fragrance ad which illustrates Bernie Sanders’ broad support base reflecting the point of view of a younger more diverse demographic. Having studied Political Theory, Amber hopes it makes her more critical and reflective about the work she puts out into the world.
She lives in Los Angeles with her dog Michael Keaton.