Amanda Burr Xido is a writer and film producer. A recent graduate of Spalding University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, she is at work on her novel The Dig and a collection of short stories. She is currently the creative producer and co-writer of "Sons of Detroit," a film mixing documentary, performance, and fiction, directed by Jeremy Xido. The two are also collaborating on a narrative film set in Detroit, currently in development. Other recent producing credits include the series FILMS BYKIDS for PBS, the documentaries "Death Metal Angola" and "Man Shot Dead," and the short doc/fiction hybrid "Solitary/Release." She was previously the creative director for the digital learning company Nomadic Learning, where she wrote, directed, and produced over 50 animated short films. She has also worked as an associate programmer for the Tribeca Film Festival, a consultant with the Screenwriters Colony, a programmer for the Chicago Humanities Festival, and as a theater director. She holds a BS in Performance Studies from Northwestern University. She was born in Nashville, raised in Florida, New Jersey, and Texas, and has spent time in over twenty countries on five continents. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.