ABOUT THE PROJECT
Jennifer Redfearn led five storytelling workshops while working as a producer and editor for MediaStorm. The Amazing Amy is a product of the MediaStorm Storytelling Workshop, where participants learn all aspects of production in an intensive hands-on environment and create an intimate, character-driven documentary in just one week.
Amy Harlib, 56, uses humor, a love for science fiction and an uncanny ability to contort her body for her performances throughout New York City. Using some of her self-described obsessions as inspiration, she dedicates her performances to influences like Star Trek, Star Wars, Judaism and techno trance music. She does so despite a disintegrated disc in her spine, two torn rotator cuffs, a hip replacement and bursitis in her left knee. ”I give my audiences everything I have. I crave it, and obsess about it, just like an addict,” she says. For Harlib, who describes herself as a lifelong bachelorette, performance is a way of reaching out to and connecting with audiences. ”I know how to flirt with my audiences and make them love me. And when our audience loves us, it is the best thing in the world.”
Producer/Editor: Jennifer Redfearn