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MAE (2020)

Mae and Gemma spend one last night together knowing that, in the morning, their relationship will be over. Mae struggles to get through to Gemma, who does everything to cling onto what she thinks is the perfect relationship. Through manipulation and seduction, the two women try to understand how what is tearing them apart is also what is keeping them together.

Directed, Written, and Edited by Em Messana

Cinematography by Frankie Whitty

Art Direction by Katerina Vitaly

Produced by Michael Dufek and Em Messana

Original Score by Lauren Rice


Julia D'angelo as Mae

Emma Maggi-Byers as Gemma

Festival Recognition​​​

  • NewFilmmakersNY - AltFest, November 2020

  • Lift-Off Global Network Festival, July 2020

  • Miami Independent Film Festival, July 2020 Monthly

    • Special Mention, Narrative & Doc Film

  • New York Film Awards, May 2020

    • Honorable Mention, Best Student Film

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Photography by Kayla Miller, Poster Design by Emma Barbee

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