Amy Gerber-Stroh

Associate Professor and Chair

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Gerber-Stroh’s films have won honors at numerous film festivals and professional venues, including Edinburgh International Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, Film Forum, Los Angeles, and Women in the Director’s Chair, Chicago. She also directed films for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 1993 to 1996. She has had significant professional film experience in Hollywood and New York, working on several movie features by Roger Corman as well as casting 12 major motion pictures including The Mask of Zorro (Tri-Star Pictures), Goldeneye (MGM), Afterglow (Sony Pictures Classics), Tank Girl (United Artists) and Angels in the Outfield (Disney). Gerber-Stroh’s latest film, Hope of Escape, is now in post-production. The film is a feature length historical drama that follows the true story of Diana Williams, her daughter Cornelia, and her daughter’s sweetheart, Wilby, as they plan their own emancipation from slavery in Wilmington, North Carolina. A direct descendent of the protagonists, Gerber-Stroh brings her forebears to life by recreating the harrowing journey they made. Hope of Escape recasts the history of enslaved persons pursuing freedom and highlights the trials and triumphs of one family’s determination to make a better life and a better country. The film has recently received major fiscal sponsorship support from the prestigious Women Make Movies organization in New York, the world’s leading distributor of independent films by and about women. More >


  • M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts, School of Film/Video
  • B.A., School of Communication, Pennsylvania State University