Amy Finkel (aka “Sailor Beware”) is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, designer, photographer, and writer. She is the founder and creative director of Sailor Beware, an agency that specializes in photography, video work, and web design. She is a Part-Time Associate Teaching Professor at Parsons School of Design, and an Adjunct Instructor at NYU; she teaches classes in photography, video, studio art, memory, and web design/development. Amy has served as a judge for IDA’s Documentary Achievement Awards and for New York Festivals. Amy also acts as a ‘Doctor’ for New York Foundation for the Arts’ “Doctor’s Hours for Filmmakers.” Amy holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons, as well as a BA in Theater from Connecticut College. Amy’s documentary, “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart,” was nominated for the Pare Lorentz Award by the IDA. Her first feature documentary, “FUREVER,” premiered at Hot Docs in 2013 and has since screened in over 50 film festivals worldwide. It’s being distributed by PBS and Gunpowder & Sky (FilmBuff/Cinetic). Amy’s photography appears online in assorted publications. A native of Seattle, Amy lives in Brooklyn, NY.