In Her View

This dramatic narrative follows Pam, a bisexual filmmaker who is interviewing women for a documentary about abortion. As Pam follows the troubled story of Grace, she grows conflicted about her subject matter, and is driven to find her own birth parents. Forced to confront their views, both Pam and Grace experience an unexpected exchange of heart.

  • Amy Starkey
    Director
  • Amy Starkey
    Writer
  • Amy Starkey
    Producer
  • Laura Burke
    Producer
  • Laura Burke
    Key Cast
    "Pamela Turner"
  • Lauren Campbell
    Key Cast
    "Grace"
  • Keara Barnes
    Key Cast
    "The Waitress"
  • Cory Thibert
    Key Cast
    "Mark"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 9, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    13,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Shooting Format:
    Red 4K
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Amy Starkey

Amy has a passion for woman-centered and gender-related stories, and has pursued her creativity as an actor, writer and director. Her self-produced proof of concept short film, In Her View takes on the abortion debate from a uniquely introspective point of view, to illuminate the perspective of women who have had abortions and remove stigma.

Amy studied Mass Communications and Film Studies at York University in Toronto, theatre and film at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan, with further studies in acting and screenwriting at Rogues West studios in Vancouver. She has performed in and directed theatre and film in all three cities, including productions of Macbeth, The Vagina Monologues, The Attic, The Pearls & Three Fine Girls, A Particular Class of Women, Blood Relations, Pride & Prejudice, as well as her own devised work Undecided, that explored bisexuality, and an original play Love, Iris that pushed boundaries of romantic love. Professional film and tv credits include The L Word, The Serial Monogamist, 10.5 and 50% a PSA about the impact of rape. in 2017, Amy produced and directed the proof of concept short for her feature screenplay, In Her View. She is a single mother, raising her daughter in North Vancouver, Canada, and volunteers on the Board of Directors for Rumble Theatre, Vancouver.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

This film within a film is a narrative that portrays the spectrum of women's experiences with abortion and how these very personal stories can impact our views about a subject that has been highly politicized in our culture. The diverse stories, as told through a filmmaker’s lens illuminate the female experience of sexuality, fertility, love, betrayal and our complex relationship with motherhood. In Her View is a pro-voice film that asks audiences "Is there any story that could change your view?"