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 tackle often overlooked themes in my work, delving into isolationism, mental illness, and identity - with an undeniable love for the underdog.

 

Filmmaking has always been me figuring myself out - searching for a better way to articulate who I am and what I’ve experienced. It’s a form of catharsis.

 

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 played in festivals worldwide and hold numerous accolades including a Silver Young Director Award, two Red Dot Design Awards, College Television Award Nominations, and two Gold Addy Awards.

 

I’m passionate about people and telling their 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 // STREAMING

Streaming on NoBudge2, November

bronxnet.tv PRIDE 2021, October, June 2021

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​

Young Director Award, Silver Screen

 

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