Mary Anne Alton

Mary Anne Alton

Director, Writer


Mary Anne Alton is an award-winning director, cinematographer, and screenwriter who has been making movies for over 15 years. She is best known for her feature films, such as "The Silver Lining", "The Butterfly Effect", and "The InBetween". Her work has screened at festivals all around the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, and the South by Southwest Film Festival.

Alton was born in Toronto, Canada, and grew up in an artistic family. She was surrounded by photography and film from an early age, and was encouraged by her parents to pursue her love of visual storytelling. She began her career as a student filmmaker at the University of Toronto, where she wrote, directed, and edited her first short film.

Alton's feature film debut, "The Silver Lining" (2008), was warmly received by audiences and critics alike. The film won numerous awards, including the Best Feature Film award at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. Alton was also nominated for a Genie Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography for the film.

In 2010, Alton wrote, directed, and edited "The Butterfly Effect", which was released to critical acclaim. The film was praised for its bold narrative and unique visual style. It was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction, and won the award for Best Canadian Feature Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Alton's most recent feature film, "The InBetween", is an ambitious drama about a woman struggling to find her way in life. The film was released in 2017 and was praised for its strong performances and thoughtfully crafted visuals. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the Austin Film Festival, and was nominated for an International Emmy Award.

Throughout her career, Alton has shown a dedication to creating meaningful and powerful stories. She has an eye for detail and a gift for creating vivid images that bring her characters and stories to life. Her body of work demonstrates her commitment to excellence and her dedication to pushing the boundaries of storytelling.

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