MARY AHLMAN
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SOCIAL  JUSTICE & SCIENCE FICTION. 

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WORK

 
 
 
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IN DEVELOPMENT ...  

PLAYER PIANO is a “headphones-recommended” film experience. This teaser highlights a carefully crafted sound experience that let's the audience experience the chaos and wonder of a man who, after a car accident, begins to hears broken strains of music as he touches the world around him. Based on a true neurological disorder call Acquired Savant Syndrome, this 3-minute short is a exhilarating audio-visual journey.

 
 
 
 
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ABOUT 

After years of shooting and editing for non-profits all over the world, Mary entered and won a full scholarship to film school where she received her MFA in directing. Since then, she’s worked as a director’s apprentice on a multi-million dollar indie film while simultaneously developing narrative screenplays while continuing to feed her passion for social justice by editing documentaries . Mary currently works as Senior Editor at RYOT Film Studio in LA. 


 
 

AWARDS 

Best Concept - Film Supply Challenge - More Perfect Union - Filmsupply & Musicbed - 2016

Best Screenplay - Otis Film Festival - Perpetuum - 2012

Grand Prize Winner - Regent 48 Film Festival - Fetter Affliction - 2012

New Frontier Filmmaker - Citizen Jane Film Festival -  Perpetuum - 2011

Grand Prize Scholarship Winner -Reel Dreams- 2010

 
 

 
 

PRODUCTION Experience

Narrative & Documentary Editor - RYOT Film Studio - August 2018 - Present

Video Editor/Post Production - The Dream Center, LA - November 2017- August 2018

1st Assistant Director - A Pointless Pencil - Best Student Film Burbank Film Festival -2016

Interactive Media Specialist  & Film Director -Gold Key|PHR - Jan 2015 – June 2015

Director/Associate Producer -Acts 2 Network- Chesapeake, VA - October 2013 - January 2014

1st AD, and Directing Actors Teacher- The Trans-Media Project - Brussels, Belgium - July 2013

Assistant to the Director & 2nd Unit Director - Pre through Post-production - Copperhead Feature Film - March 2011 - July 2012

 

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