America Young is the Co-President and Founder of The Chimaera Project.
America was honored with the Spirit of New Mexico Award in 2022 and awarded the 2020 Humanitarian award by UCSD for her work promoting women in the film industry.
She has stunt coordinated on projects for Warner Bros, Netflix, Lifetime and Cannal Plus. And worked on 65 video games.
Having stunt coordinated for years, America transitioned to directing fulltime seven years ago. She is currently working in Film, TV, Animation and Video Games, as a Director.
Her first feature, “The Concessionaires Must Die!!” executive produced by Stan Lee, (www.cmdthemovie.com) had a SOLD OUT premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and is now available on Itunes, Amazon and other VOD platforms. Her most recent digital series, “Whatta Lark”, that pairs a quiet, introverted woman with the fiercest and loveliest of Drag Queens can be watched on Amazon. “Protectress”, a Xena-inspired fantasy, winner of several awards including Best Action, Best Director and Best Fantasy on the festival circuit, is being developed into a feature. Her LGBTQ sci-fi love story PURE won Best Director at the Artemis Film Festival. She also directed the cinematics and voice over for Resident Evil: Shadows of Rose which was named #8 best video game by TIME in 2022.
America was pivotal in the rebranding of Barbie with the Barbie Vlog in 2015 and directed the critically acclaimed season of the Barbie motion capture animated series for Mattel which was featured on VICE, Vogue, Glamour and Newsweek among other publications. It has been viewed on youtube over 150 million times and went from 500k subscribers to 11.5 million in the time she has been working on the Brand.
Her second feature, “Back to Lyla” which is Alice in Wonderland meets Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind inspired, was released Summer of 2022. Upon completion of the Warner Bros directing program, she successfully entered the TV world, directing 17 episodes in 3 years. And at the end of 2021 she directed the pilot of Surfside Girls for Apple TV which got a full season order and was released in 2022.