Amber is an award winning stop-motion animator, director, 3D artist and performer based in Perth, Western Australia, with a critical focus on storytelling and exploring unique methods throughout her animation.  

After spending most of her life studying, performing, directing and choreographing for theatre, she decided
to explore other creative avenues with the hope of one day being able to explore her love for animation and puppets. 

Since graduating with her BA in Creative Advertising, Graphic Design & Digital Design from Curtin University, she has spent the last decade working as a Senior Graphic Designer, Multimedia Artist and Creative Producer across live events, in-house and ad agencies. Over the past six years, she has been Lecturing in Digital Media, Animation, Games & Design. 

She recently completed her Master's in Animation, Game Design and Interactivity at RMIT University and has enjoyed exploring her love of storytelling by combining her passion and skills from theatre and interactive or animated mediums. 
Throughout her degree, she was awarded the Vice Chancellor's List Award at RMIT University, the 'John Bird Award for Outstanding Achievement' and became a Dean's List Award Winner for the School of Design, for her work within the Masters program. 

After the success of her children's stop motion short film 'Stan and Sven: A Plan to Help Stan' throughout the film festival circuit, Amber was invited to be a panelist at San Diego Comic Con International to talk about her short film at a screening for the San Diego International Children's Film Festival in 2023. More recently, she was the recipient of Screen Australia's "Emerging Gamemakers Fund" to develop her 2.5D adventure-puzzle platformer game 'Bones' and was the recipient of the 2024 British Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies publication award for 'Best Essay by an Undergraduate or Master's Student' at their annual conference held at the University of Sussex, UK. The thesis explores her stop-motion hybrid animation work 'Sultan T. Sloth' and how blending two traditional methods of animation together (2D hand illustrated and Stop-motion) can revitalise these mediums to translate literary works to screen. Examining how the philosophies of movement and new materialism combine to form phenomenological and emotional outcomes with the audience. 

She is excited to currently be working on a new 2D animated short film 'Our Song' in collaboration with Ace Animation Studios in the U.S as Animation Director and enjoys the art of needle felting, where she has enjoyed combining her 3D modelling skills with craft to create memorable characters and handmade puppets for animation through a new little small business 'Pickle and Husk' in partnership with author Denise Stacey  ( 

Amber continues to perform in her spare time, loves film scores, all things animation/film, playing the piano, games and loves adventuring out into the wilderness with camera in hand. 

Animation Organisations

WAnimate - The West Australian Animation Association
Member 2023 - Current

Society for Animation Studies

Member 2023 - Current 

British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies

Member 2023 - Current 

Panels / Interviews

​​​​San Diego Comic-Con Panel QnA

San Diego International Children's Film Festival
'Stan and Sven: A Plan to Help Stan' 

Funky Kids Hour - Radio Show: Live from San Diego Comic-Con

Sunday 2nd July 3-5pm 2023

Funky Kids Hour - Radio Show
(on Music Matters National) 
94.1fm Melbourne

SWIFF - Student Impact World Film Festival
Film Sessions Podcast: Amber Stacey

Inspirational Interview

Spotify, Apple, Google
Behind the scenes animating 'Sultan T. Sloth' 
Behind the scenes animating 'Stan & Sven: A Plan to Help Stan' with co-animator Yee Hui Wong 
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