About

 

As a creator and storyteller, Mary is drawn to the intricate, complex, and difficult contemporary stories in both narrative and documentary form. After years of shooting  and editing for non-profits all over the world, she side-stepped an offered career in law and followed her passion by accepting a full scholarship to film school. She was then almost immediately apprenticing for a director on a 15 million indie feature and went on to write and direct many pieces of her own.While her documentary collaborations touch on the beautiful melting pot of diverse humanity, her narrative work opens a door to the pure imagination of dramatic sci-fi and often dances into infinite possibilities of narrative structure. 

She is currently editing documentary and narrative films for clients and writing her 3rd feature script.

Contact
marygahlman@gmail.com

 

 

 

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

Freelance Documentary Video Editing  - July 2016- Present

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

Interactive Media Specialist –Social Media Management, Email Marketing, & Video Production -Gold Key|PHR - January 2015 – June 2015

Associate Producer, Director, and Editor- Book Film Series -Acts 2 Network- Chesapeake, VA - October 2013 - January 2014

Film Equipment Coordinator - Film Equipment Office- Regent University - August 2013- August 2014

1st Assistant Director, and Graduate Actor Coaching and Directing Teacher - The Trans-Media Project - Brussels, Belgium - July 2013

Mentorship & Assistant to the Director & 2nd Unit Director - Pre-production, Shooting, and  Post-production - Copperhead Feature Film - March 2011 - July 2012