Portrait by Claudia Burgi

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.

Let's collaborate: mvnnfilm@gmail.com

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AWARDS AND RECOGNITION 

FILM FESTIVALS​

 

Official Selection: 

DUMBO Film Festival, NOVEMBER

IRIS PRIZE LGBT+ Film Festival, OCTOBER

SCAD Savannah Film Festival, NOVEMBER

DMOFF, JUNE

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

TELEVISION

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

ACCOLADES​

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