As a writer, producer, editor and independent documentary filmmaker for over 30 years, Amy Kalafa has worked in every genre and style. She is perhaps best known for her independent documentary, Two Angry Moms, a film about creating sustainable school food systems. The film has been honored at festivals around the US, and been featured in major national media including Good Morning America, NPR, the New York Times and the cover of USA Today.
Amy also created and co-Executive Produced the Primetime series, “Inside the Criminal Mind,” featured on Court TV’s Crime Stories. With her partner Alex Gunuey, she produced, directed, and edited “From the Deep Grapevine”, a documentary about the French roots of Cajun and Creole culture that was nationally distributed on PBS.
Amy has won film festival awards, Telly Awards, the Connecticut Vision Award and has been nominated for Peabody, Emmy and Cable Ace awards. She holds a Lectureship in Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and a B.A. with Honors in Semiotics and Film from Brown University. Amy is also a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and a certified Health and Nutrition Counselor.
Amy’s long list of editorial credits include CBS Primetime series “48 Hours” and “Street Stories”; 3 seasons of T. Berry Brazelton’s trendsetting parenting show, “What Every Baby Knows”; several seasons of “Weddings of a Lifetime” (Lifetime Television); numerous PBS and Cable TV shows and specials, and several years with “Martha Stewart Living”. Most of these shows were edited off-site at the studios of A-RAY.tv.
In addition to her work as a producer / shooter / editor, Amy is also a published author. Her book “Lunch Wars: How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for Our Children’s Heath” (Tarcher / Penguin, 2011), has been touted as, “the visionary and groundbreaking book about sustainable school food advocacy and policy” and was nominated for the Books for a Better Life Award. She has also written articles for Weston Magazine, Sustainable Connecticut Magazine and numerous online blogsites.
Amy has owned and operated A-Ray for thirty years – first in New York City and now in the woods of Connecticut. Her clients include all of the major networks as well as the Reiner Foundation, Yale University and the United Nations Development Project. A pioneer in working independently as a subcontractor for larger production companies, Amy is pleased to be able to offer her creativity, writing, producing, shooting and postproduction skills to clients on both coasts and around the globe.