Mental Pictures was formed by producer Amy Lo with a story-driven focus across film, TV, and digital media. Her global production experience spans four continents, with projects based in the UK, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Recent work includes Rose Troche's IF NOT LOVE, premiering at Sundance 2017; the interactive series SUGAR for PBS; and segments of the Amazon original series THE NEW YORKER PRESENTS.
Feature films include Sony movie BATTLE OF THE YEAR shot in stereoscopic 3D; Sundance opening night film ON A CLEAR DAY acquired by Focus/Universal; and PLANET B-BOY, a top-grossing doc acquired by MTV, which also broke ground securing sponsorship from Samsung, and engaging audiences across platforms including mobile phone content, live events, fan videos, and a 24-hour takeover of the YouTube.com homepage.
As Head of Development for InFilm Productions, projects included THE SAFETY OF OBJECTS, with Glenn Close, Dermot Mulroney, and Kristen Stewart in her first film role; and the Oscar-nominated CAROL, starring Cate Blanchett.
Amy has served on the Selection Advisory Committee for the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program, and review panels for the Tribeca Film Institute, the Gucci Tribeca film grants, the Global Film Initiative, and the International Emmy Awards. She was also part of the production team for Spike Lee’s INSIDE MAN; Steven Spielberg’s MUNICH; and ABC's SIX DEGREES produced by J.J. Abrams and directed by Rodrigo Garcia.
Her work as a writer has aired on PBS for the Foreign Policy Association, and prior to her start in the film industry, she lived and worked in Beijing, China as a freelance writer. Amy grew up in Alaska and graduated from Stanford University with a dual degree in International Relations and Economics.