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purdygurl

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About purdygurl

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  • Birthday 11/07/1979

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    venice beach,Ca
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    Art, painting, snowboarding , hanging out in my littl beach cottage on the sand, going to see live music, traveling, acting, knitting scarfs

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    Amputee
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    double bk
  • Amputation Date:
    aug 99
  • Amputation Cause:
    bacterial meningitis septic shock
  1. Winner at eight film festivals, What’s Bugging Seth will undoubtedly capture your heart with its uniquely heartfelt and comic love story. Give a gift that gives back! 25% of every DVD sold will go to Amy Purdy’s Adaptive Action Sports, an organization that inspires amputee athletes to live to the fullest! BE SURE TO TYPE THE CODE AAS INTO THE PAYPAL “DONATION” BOX. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER! CLICK HERE TO BUY THE DVD! FOR MORE INFO ON ADAPTIVE ACTION SPORTS click here! “The film features a closely observed performance by Ross Thomas…” -In-Forum “Unique story, carefully observed characters, great photography…” -The OC Weekly “Amy Purdy makes an impressive acting debut as Alma…” -Monterey County Weekly
  2. purdygurl

    Amy purdy as lead role in movie

    Thanks you guys for all of your support. Austrailia sounds Great!!!! who wants to buy my ticket? I actually have family in Sydney and trying to make it out there spring 2006!! Johnny, it would be nice to see you again as well. I would love to be at the Empire Festival, the film will be there with the director and maybe some of the other actors but they are rich( or at least have rich parents) and I am poor, soooo unless I can scrap up some money I won't be able to make all the festivals. But you should go to the Empire Festival "K". But I will be at the Santa Monica one next week and the Santa Cruz one. I would do anything to be able to go to the London one too. Oh well. And yah I will be in Dallas for the ACA show. it'll be fun. I know of a surprise that will be going on there but I can't say yet......... youll have to stay tuned...... Amy
  3. purdygurl

    Amy purdy as lead role in movie

    Hi Everyone. I am proud to say the at the film I was in "What's Bugging Seth" has done really well at all the film festivals it has been to. It won the Fargo Film festival and last week it won the San Fernando Valley Festival. It will also be playing at the Danceswithfilms Festival in Santa Monica on May 7th. I saw it for the first time Last night at the Newport Film Festival and the film is really cute and funny and pulls on your heart strings. As nervous as I was to see it I am proud of myself because the entire film was great! and was made really well, everybody including myself did an outstanding job! I really hope to see all of you at one of them. If you can't make it, it will also be at the Empire Film Festival May 18th (New York) Filmstock International Film Festival june 12th (London) Santa Cruz 2005 thanks, Amy
  4. purdygurl

    Amy purdy as lead role in movie

    Hi Everyone! . I am proud to say the at the film I was in "What's Bugging Seth" has done really well at all the film festivals it has been to. It won the Fargo Film festival and last week it won the San Fernando Valley Festival. It will also be playing at the Danceswithfilms Festival in Santa Monica on May 7th. I saw it for the first time on the big screen last night and it is really cute and funny and pulls on your heart strings. As nervous as I was to see it I am proud of myself because the entire film was great! and was made really well, everybody including myself did an outstanding job! I really hope to see all of you at one of them. I am excited because it will also be in London for all of ya way over there. If you can't make it, it will also be at the Empire Film Festival May 18th (New York) Filmstock International Film Festival june 12th (London) thanks, Amy
  5. purdygurl

    Amy purdy as lead role in movie

    Sorrry guys it takes me a while sometimes to respond to messages. Thanks for the Congrats. I am pretty excited about it. I get to go to fancy award ceremonies too. I was thinking about wearing my new silicone pretty legs with a beautiful dress. But I have really gotten comfortable with my uncovered metal legs, plus thats what I am all about anyways, "what makes you unique is what makes you beautiful" So I have decided to wear a beautiful dress with my metal legs exposed. Why? because when I wear my "pretty legs" I really don't feel like myself, I feel like I am hiding or trying to cover up. I am so much more comfortable in my metal runway legs and, you know what I just don't care anymore about what people think. Life isn't about being all primped and perfect, thats boring, right. Ok now that I have that off my chest. Thank you to everyone. And I will let you all know where it goes after the film festival Theaters or dvd or more festivals. Amy
  6. Hi my name is Amy Purdy I am a double below knee amputee and a competitive snowboarder actor and artist. I have been lucky to have had great sponsors and to stay involved with the things I love. Therefore I have Founded a non-profit in San Diego called "Adaptive Action Sports". Our website is not up right now but will be within about a month. I think it is amazing what your friend is doing and the mission of AAS is to create and promote opportunities to disabled young adults who want to be involved in Action Sports, Art and Music. As far as music goes Myself and cofounder Daniel Gale have a great passion for music and We want to help others with disabilities succeed musically if that is there passion as well. We will be doing this by Fundraisers that are based around art and music and by giving out grants to those who need musical equipment, and scholarships for schools. We already have a huge fundraiser in L.A. and New York coming up this summer and will be able to began to give grants. I would love to get in contact with you guys and figure out how we can work together. Amy Purdy Founder Adaptive Action Sports
  7. purdygurl

    Amy purdy as lead role in movie

    Hi Everyone, it has been a long time since I have wriiten in this here forum but wanted to give some updates on the Fil I did last summer. It won first place at the Fargo film Festival It is nominated for best picture at the San Fernando Valley film festival IT will be playing at the Newport Film Festival (no word on nominations yet) Thankks for all yur Support Hope to see some of you there. Amy
  8. Yes ! I love the Runway feet as well. They give you a spring in your step. YOu don't have to worry about wedges. I where all types of shoes from flats to tennis to heels. And the taller you set the heel the more energy return you seem to get. If you think you want to run when your in tennis shoes, put on 2 inch heels and you will be able to run.( not that youll be doing much running in heels, but you could if you needed to.) They are so comfy, I am happy you feel the same. Amy
  9. Hi everyone it's Purdygurl. I have an exciting opportunity for a double arm amputee actress. The part is specifically for a double arm amp only ( not a quad amp or arm and leg amp). I personally don't know of someone who is just an arm amp, without also being a leg amp. Here is the casting call. Actress wanted "We are seeking women age 20-40 without arms, for a very special part in a feature film. The film is a biography on the 1950's famous photographer Diane Arbus, who is known for the photographs of exceptional and unique people. The film will star Samantha Morton, nominated twice for an Academy Award, and will be directed by Steven Shainberg "the Secretary." We are looking for a woman with an expressive face and a mournful quality to play a featured role in the film. Acting experience is a Plus, but not required." For more information you can go to http://www.furtherfilm.com or email Amelia at emma.taylor@furtherfilm.com Or email me if you have questions before contacting the casting directors. Amy Purdy Purdygurl@cox.net
  10. purdygurl

    Casting Call for arm Amputee

    Hi everyone it's Purdygurl. I have an exciting opportunity for a double arm amputee actress. The part is specifically for a double arm amp only ( not a quad amp or arm and leg amp). I personally don't know of someone who is just an arm amp, without also being a leg amp. Here is the casting call. Actress wanted "We are seeking women age 20-40 without arms, for a very special part in a feature film. The film is a biography on the 1950's famous photographer Diane Arbus, who is known for the photographs of exceptional and unique people. The film will star Samantha Morton, nominated twice for an Academy Award, and will be directed by Steven Shainberg "the Secretary." We are looking for a woman with an expressive face and a mournful quality to play a featured role in the film. Acting experience is a Plus, but not required." For more information you can go to www.furtherfilm.com or email Amelia at emma.taylor@furtherfilm.com Or email me if you have questions before contacting the casting directors. Amy Purdy Purdygurl@cox.net
  11. purdygurl

    Amy purdy as lead role in movie

    Thanks you guys for all your support. It is exciting and Im enjoying the journey. Its definatly not glamorous at least not yet. Its like 18 hour days.It would be great to have the support of fellow amputees when this movie comes out. Its a pretty positive thing to have a "handicapped" person which Im not handicapped Im Footdicapped :) anyways to have someone with a disability not play the stereotypical "Disabled" person. My character has a lot to her and she goes through different emotions and grows and, I just feel lucky that Im a part of it. AMy
  12. purdygurl

    Amy purdy as lead role in movie

    amp skiier, you live in tahoe? I snowboard and will be moving there one of these days. I will be in the Monterey Area for another week thats it, then back to So Cal. Do you work with the DSUSA program up there? I am starting a non-profit that will work with DSUSA to start some snowboard programs. Anyways keep in touch. Amy
  13. purdygurl

    Amy purdy as lead role in movie

    You guys are so funny, I enjoyed reading your replys. The Film will take a while to come out, we are still shooting Im actually getting ready to go to set in a few moments, but after its shot it goes through editing etc. hopefully by October it will be ready and going to film festivals, which will be so much fun. THen from there it will be picked up by a large production company and put on the big screen. So beginning of 2005. I will keep you updated. Doggie, your very funny :) Iv met a couple of the guys who did Saving Private Ryan. There is Alot of stunt work out there if your willing to do those scenes, I turned down a film because they wanted to blow my legs off, every war film they need amputees, I just don't want to get stuck in that type of work. Talk to you guys later. Amy
  14. Hello everyone, It has been about 2 1/2 months since I have checked into the forum. I have been very busy the last few months having an incredible experience. about 2 months ago I was contacted by a director in Los Angeles. He was looking for a below knee amputee to play a lead role in his film he's producing "Whats Bugging Seth". The character described me perfectly "below knee amputee, age 20-24, brown red hair, has a great interest in music and art". I auditioned against 30 other actors I think a few amputees, they were going to use an able-bodie actor if they couldn't find what they were looking for. Anyways I was very excited that I got the part. So now "Alma" the character has 2 below knee prosthetics instead of 1. Anyways I have been in Northern California filming for the last 3 weeks and will be here until July. Its such an incredible learning experience, one of the hardest but most exciting things Iv done in my life, and its the first time an amputee has had a lead role in a movie. Anyways the hardest part has been connecting with "Alma" my character. We are a lot alike in many ways, Iv experience everything she has but Alma lets her insecurities get to her. Yet there is still a very powerful side to her. It has been therapy for me in a way because naturally whenever I get a negative thought maybe about myself or my legs, I immediatly replace it with a positive one. Im a very confident positive person and would never let my legs or things Iv gone through get me down. Im starting my own non-profit and acting and doing things my way. Alma on the other hand, lets her insecurities run her life, Iv had to bring those emotions up and express them instead of suppressing them. Iv had to show my vulnerable side without shrugging it off and let it effect me,just ride through while staring through a camera lense. THis whole month has been quite and experience. Anyways I just thought I would throw in a little note. I know that there will be some artcles coming out about the movie and some interviews shortly so keep your eyes open if your interested. Also I will be at the ACA meeting in Tennesse. There will be a runway show set up and I will be wearing my freedom innovations Runway foot. Hope to meet some of you there. Amy Thanks AMy
  15. Just thought Id let you all know that there is a photo of me published in this Fashion magazine. You can look it up online just keep clicking on the pictures and mine will pop up its the very last one. You can also find the magazine in book stores. MY good friend is an incredible photographer in L.A. and I was the subject of her art show so you can see some of these photos too on her website at http://www.Alexprager.com I think Prosthetics are beautiful and so unique, we wanted to show how they impact photos in her work. Thanks Amy
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