Amy Kuo is a film producer, founder of Animon Studios, a fervent advocate for women, LGBTQ+ and POC communities, as well as 2nd generation Taiwanese-Chinese American. Amy founded Anamon Studios to build a more inclusive future through animation. In the process, she also created a movie production bootcamp for underrepresented young professionals seeking to break into the hyper-competitive animation industry.
Her latest animated short film, Let’s Eat, chronicles the relationship between an immigrant mother and her daughter as the two navigate their new lives in America. The film was crowdfunded through a successful Kickstarter, and brought to life with a team of 150+ volunteers.
Prior to her career in animation, Amy was a computer science graduate from UC Berkeley and a product manager at an enterprise cloud company in the Bay Area. During this time, she moonlighted in digital animation, and landed a career transforming opportunity for herself working on blockbusters including Black Panther, Ready Player One and Thor: Ragnarok.
In this episode we chat with Amy about grit in the face of adversity, harnessing opportunity, and creating an outsized impact through sharing success.