MARTA CUNNINGHAM paired with Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Marta Cunningham is an Emmy-nominated director for her documentary VALENTINE'S DAY which was featured at Sundance and also ran on HBO. She is at the forefront of balancing the scales for both gender and ethnically diverse voices in media as a part of both the Sundance Institute's Film Forward program and the Sundance Institute’s Women Filmmakers Initiative. In addition to her film and advocacy work, Marta is committed to breaking into episodic directing and has shadowed Jill Soloway on TRANSPARENT, Zetna Fuentes and Millicent Shelton on SWITCHED AT BIRTH, and Arthur Anderson at PRETTY LITTLE LIARS. You can get to know more about Marta and watch some of her projects at martacunningham.com
VICTORIA MAHONEY paired with Seith Mann
As the writer/director of YELLING TO THE SKY starring Zoe Kravitz, Jason Clarke, Gabourey Sidbe & Tim Blake Nelson, Victoria garnered numerous awards and commendations. These included a position in the Screenwriters Sundance Institute Labs, an Auerbach Screenwriting Fellow, Annenberg Film Fellow, Cinereach Fellow, Maryland Fellow, IFP Narrative Lab fellow and a Tribeca Film Fellow. Victoria was also named one of, “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine, one of, ShadowAndAct/IndieWire's “Filmmakers to Watch” and one of, "3 Filmmakers to Watch" in Elle Magazine's, Women In Hollywood issue. Victoria has done extensive episodic shadowing including on CSI: CYBER and CRIMINAL INTENT with Eric LaSalle and most recently on GREY'S ANATOMY with Debbie Allen. You can view a bit of her work at victoriamahoney.weebly.com.
Contact: Corrine Aquino at The Mission Entertainment
MAGGIE KILEY paired with Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Chosen as one of eight directors for the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women and one of twenty accomplished filmmakers in the Inaugural Global Directors Initiative at FOX, Maggie Kiley made the transition from acting to directing with her award winning short film SOME BOYS DON'T LEAVE. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg and Eloise Mumford and played over 50 festivals, garnering top honors at Tribeca and Palm Springs. Maggie received the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant for her debut feature, BRIGHTEST STAR. The film stars Chris Lowell, Rose McIver and Alison Janney and premiered at the 2013 Austin Film Festival. Gravitas Ventures released the film theatrically in 15 cities and on all VOD/ streaming platforms in early 2014. The film has gone on to play in 50 international territories and been subtitled in 18 languages. Maggie’s second film as writer/director, DIAL A PRAYER, stars Brittany Snow and William H Macy. It was released theatrically and on all VOD/streaming platforms in Spring of 2015 and continues to expand internationally. Most recently, Maggie completed the thriller CAUGHT starring Anna Camp for Mar Vista Entertainment, marking an impressive three features in just three years. CAUGHT world premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival as one of eight films in competition in the genre section: NIGHTFALLand was later acquired by Lifetime.
Maggie is a proud member of the filmmaking collective Film Fatales. She is attached to direct two features: Eyal Alony’s SKIN DEEP (for which she is a Film Independent Directing Lab Fellow) as well as Alissa Dean’s CRICKET with producers Lynn Hendee and Bill Chartoff.
Contact: Jack Leighton and Malcolm Hamilton at APA
VALERIE WEISS paired with Trent O'Donnell
An award-winning filmmaker and Harvard biophysicist, Valerie is known for eliciting extraordinary performances from her actors, as well as her versatility working in the comedy, drama, sci-fi and action genres. Her film, A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET won the 2015 Mill Valley Film Festival's US Indie Audience Award, Vimeo's Stubbornly Independent Award from the Tallgrass Film Festival and the Alliance of Women in Film Journalists prestigious EDA Award for Best Female-Directed Narrative Feature and will be released theatrically and digitally this Spring. Valerie is currently directing her third feature film, THE ARCHER, a feminist teen action film for Mar Vista Entertainment. A graduate of the AFI Directing workshop for women, Valerie is praised for having an excellent sensibility for television, she has shadowed for Jason Winer on CBS' LIFE IN PIECES, Trent O'Donnell on FOX's NEW GIRL, Michael Grossman on ABC Family's SWITCHED AT BIRTH and Michael Lehmann on HBO’s TRUE BLOOD. She is passionate about making her transition to television director
Contact: John Bauman, Bauman Managment