Amy Kersten

Amy Kersten

"Look at what’s happening, look at what things have potential, look at what annoys you and look at what things don’t annoy you. And then try to figure out how to package your idea with your resources that someone’s like, ‘I believe in the momentum of this person based on what they’ve assembled.’ Then go ask for the expensive favor." 

Welcome back to Nothing Shines Like Dirt Episode 56. Elise & Lesley sit down with Actor/Writer/Editor Amy Kersten. We discuss all the advice for making a web series, using your resources, and networking through the zombie apocalypse. 


Hot Mess | A Woman Abroad Film

Amy is an actor, writer, editor, producer and director. She spent the last decade developing multiple digital series - including Lady Parts Justice, run by Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead, and three seasons of the award winning digital series HOT MESS. She worked as an actor in Shanghai in 2015 and 2016 and wrote her first feature length screenplay about that experience. Upon returning from China, Amy worked on various feature films including Sandy Wexler starring Adam Sandler, The Spy Who Dumped Me starring Kate McKinnon, and The Week Of directed by Robert Smigel. Amy was selected to join the Entertainment and Media - #50Women Cohort this spring. A group of women across the industry working together towards pairity in Hollywood by 2025. This spring she wrote produced and starred in an independent pilot "In Case of Emergency" directed by Soma Helmi and partnership with Third Law films.