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.
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
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
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