My name is Amia Voluntad. I am a Maui based filmmaker with the focus of producing films that showcase the true character of Jesus while making people think in a deeper, more profound way.
As a child, I developed a passion for storytelling by creating plays and videos with my dolls using my parents’ old camera. Continuing her acting pursuits, she starred in a variety of stage roles before being cast in her first short film role as Desireé in “Iron Play,” directed by Jasmine McLaurin.
With a growing interest in performing arts, I trained in ballet, contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop from 2012 through 2017 at Addicted to Dance, Philadelphia Dance Theater, and The Rock School for Dance Education. During this time, I traveled to Mexico on a mission trip. This significant and purposeful adventure reignited my drive for writing and filmmaking.
In 2017, my family moved to Maui and I joined an environmental film club, Maui Huli’au Foundation (MHF). While a member, I completed two award-winning films, "Earth Doctor" (2018) and "The Ocean: Our Foundation '' (2018).
Since then, I have worked for various companies, including J3XVI, The Keiki Department, Bridge Builder Cinematic Arts, and the Pacific Whale Foundation.
I have independently written, directed, shot and edited 3 short films: "Silence" (2021), "Nā Nalu Nui" (2021), and "The Reconnection" (2022). So far, The Reconnection has been accepted into the Hawai'i International Film Festival, and "Silence" has been accepted into the Flint Youth Film Festival, The Hawai'i International Film Festival, and won the Best Actress Award in the Newark International Youth Film Festival.
I believe that people need to know Who God truly is, and I founded Written Truth Productions to do just that.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, 6being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.
-2 Corinthians 10:3-6