Mae Mann is a director and writer based in Brooklyn, NY.
Growing up queer in a small southern town shaped her into an artist unafraid of exploring the road less traveled while remaining sensitive to both her audience and subjects’ experiences. She tackles often overlooked themes in her work, delving into isolationism, mental illness, and identity - with an undeniable love for the underdog.
In art and in life, she strives for honesty and is committed to the craft of storytelling. She has written, directed, and edited a dynamic collection of films that have played in festivals around the world, and holds numerous accolades including two Red Dot Design Awards, College Television Award Nominations, and two Gold Addy Awards.
Mae is passionate about people and telling complex human stories with simplicity.
Currently working in creative development @ The Mill.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
DUMBO Film Festival, NOVEMBER
IRIS PRIZE LGBT+ Film Festival, OCTOBER
SCAD Savannah Film Festival, NOVEMBER
Shorts Out! Brighton FilmPride LGBTQ+ Short Film Festival, OCTOBER
Film Shortage, OCTOBER
Outfest Fusion, OCTOBER
Massimadi Film Festival, OCTOBER
Transforming Cinema Film Festival, OCTOBER
SCAD Savannah Film Festival, OCTOBER
Bushwick Film Festival, OCTOBER
Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival, OCTOBER
Outfest Los Angeles, OCTOBER
Screening on Shorts Out! Program, Latest Brighton Local Television, October, 2019-2020
Streaming on Afrobyt, the first Nigerian subscription-based streaming platform, October, 2019-present
Best Short Narrative, November, DUMBO Film Festival
Semi-finalist for best direction, Los Angeles CineFest, June,
Red Dot: Communication Design, November
Finalist, USA Film Festival's 41st Annual International Short Film & Video Competition, November
Red Dot: Communication Design, Weird
Student Gold ADDY® Award, AAF District 7, Weird
Student Gold ADDY® Award, Augusta AAF, Weird
NATAS Southeast Student Production Award - Commercial, Weird
2018 Gold SCADDY Award - Film Category, Weird