Amara Untermeyer is a Texas-born, California-based documentary filmmaker and commercial director. Her experience ranges from directing investigative documentary projects worldwide, working with human trafficking survivors and FBI heads, filming adventure programming for The History Channel, and creating online branding initiatives for the American Youth Foundation and National Center for Healthy Housing. 

 

Amara’s sincere dedication to the human condition empowers her subjects, creating a rare level of honesty and intimacy on film. She has been trusted to interview Human Rights Watch “Dictator Hunter” Reed Brody and was part of The Guardian UK video production crew for the breaking Wikileaks coverage. 

 

In 2016, she returned to her home state of Texas to field direct the feature documentary "Generation Found" which chronicles a community's fight to save their children from a frightening resurgence of drug-related deaths. She spent over nine weeks immersed in America's largest sober high schools in Houston, TX, capturing the experiences of teenagers battling addiction and loss on their way to recovery. Amara’s unique ability to assimilate and adapt to vastly diverse cultures and social situations has allowed her to become a true chameleon as a director and storyteller in the most varied environments.