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.
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
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