Call Me Daddy directed by Amanda de Souza


1500 Sixth Street
Coachella, CA 92236
Saturday, October 13th
2:15 PM – 4:15 PM


A misguided mother goes to extreme lengths to ensure her gay son finds a ‘normal, upstanding’ boyfriend.

Director’s Biography

AMANDA DE SOUZA was born in Vancouver and raised in Toronto. She has worked in marketing and PR in the theatre, film and music industries as a writer/producer and graphic designer for over a decade in Toronto and New York City including Senior Designer for W Magazine at Condé Nast. After 5 years in New York City working in social media, design, and several successful art exhibitions Amanda returned to Toronto to earn an Honors BA from Ryerson University in English and Film. She then shifted her focus and creative insights to film, including working as an Assistant to Director Susan Johnson and as a graphic designer on the hit Netflix feature film, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”. Heading to Los Angeles she produced and directed her first short film, “Call Me Daddy” in 2017 and worked in film marketing for for distribution company Blue Fox Entertainment. Amanda returned to New York City to write, produce and direct a second short film entitled, “Me Too” that premiered at the Toronto Smartphone Film Festival in 2018. Most recently Amanda worked in Toronto as an Assistant to Executive Producer Jeff King on the Netflix Original Series, “The Umbrella Academy”. She is currently a designer for LA-based ZAG Entertainment, creators of the animated series “Miraculous Ladybug”, also on Netflix.