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Mae Mann is a director and writer based in Brooklyn, NY.

Growing up queer in a small southern town has shaped me into an artist unafraid of exploring the road less traveled while remaining sensitive to both my audience and subjects’ experiences. I’m fascinated by the daily lives of complicated characters - women on a hard-earned battle of self-discovery, breaking free of what binds them.


In art and life, I strive for honesty and am committed to the craft of storytelling. I’ve written, directed, and edited a dynamic collection of films that have screened internationally and hold numerous accolades including a Gold 1.4 Award, Silver Young Director Award, and two Red Dot Design Awards.


I’m passionate about people and telling their stories with simplicity.

Currently working  @  The Mill.

Let's collaborate:

Photographer: Kade Dalton




1.4 Awards, In the Making, Choreography - Gold, Room

Young Director Award, Dream Pitch - Silver Screen, December

Best Short Narrative, DUMBO Film Festival, November

​Best Direction Semi-finalist, Los Angeles CineFest, June

​Red Dot: Communication Design, November

​Finalist, USA Film Festival's Annual International 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

Gold SCADDY Award - Film Category, Weird


New York Lift-Off Film Festival, November

SHORT to the Point, November

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



Streaming on NoBudge2

October: PRIDE 2021

Screening on Shorts Out! Program, Latest Brighton Local Television

Streaming on Afrobyt, the first Nigerian subscription-based streaming platform