Amanda Roy is Anishinaabe from the community of Buzwah, which is part of the Wikwemikong Unceded reserve on Manitoulin Island. She is interested in native issues, particularly cultural preservation and resurgence, accessible art, and environmental issues such as alternative energy. Her father is an accomplished woodland artist, which has given Amanda a taste for art. Her first film project Tio'tia:ke – Montreal was made to address the question of where native culture is today, especially in an urban context. She wanted to show people that native culture is still ongoing and being practiced today, but that it also requires a younger generation to pick it up and carry it on for further generations. Amanda attended the University of Toronto and McGill University. She previously worked as an analyst in both the private and public IT sectors before switching to film. She currently resides in Montreal and works for Mushkeg Media, a production company specializing in documentary films about the Aboriginal experience.