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, 2021
IRIS PRIZE LGBT+ Film Festival, OCTOBER, 2020
SCAD Savannah Film Festival, NOVEMBER, 2020
DMOFF, JUNE, 2019
Shorts Out! Brighton FilmPride LGBTQ+ Short Film Festival, OCTOBER, 2019
Film Shortage, OCTOBER, 2019
Outfest Fusion, OCTOBER, 2019
Massimadi Film Festival, OCTOBER, 2019
Transforming Cinema Film Festival, OCTOBER, 2018
SCAD Savannah Film Festival, OCTOBER, 2018
Bushwick Film Festival, OCTOBER, 2018
Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival, OCTOBER, 2018
Outfest Los Angeles, OCTOBER, 2018
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 2020
Semi-finalist for best direction, Los Angeles CineFest, June, 2020
Red Dot: Communication Design, November, 2019
Finalist, USA Film Festival's 41st Annual International Short Film & Video Competition, November, 2019
Red Dot: Communication Design, Weird, 2018
Student Gold ADDY® Award, AAF District 7, Weird, 2018
Student Gold ADDY® Award, Augusta AAF, Weird, 2018
NATAS Southeast Student Production Award - Commercial, Weird, 2018
2018 Gold SCADDY Award - Film Category, Weird, 2018