Will Mayo grew up on a farm in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, and now works as a film director, producer, and post producer, in Brooklyn, New York.
Holding a BFA in Film and Television Production from NYU, Will is known by peers as a jack-of-all-trades, with a diverse background in narrative and documentary film.
Will's directorial work has been screened at 35+ film festivals around the world and has had a viral presence online:
FIRST NIGHT OUT, a short drama, was featured by Vimeo Staff Picks and Out Magazine after screening at international film festivals like Aspen Shortsfest and Outfest.
AS BEAUTIFUL INSIDE, a short documentary, screened at Palm Springs ShortFest and also became a Vimeo Staff Pick.
SECONDHAND, a viral Halloween short co-directed with his partner Ian Scott McGregor, was produced for Condé Nast's "The Scene."
GHOSTFISH, an experimental narrative short shot with Kodak's new, soon-to-be-released Super 8mm camera.
Will's producing work:
THE ADULTERERS, an episodic drama / comedy created by Tonya Glanz and Chris Roberti, is an official selection of Sundance Film Festival 2018 (as post producer)
CLEAR, a short drama by Jason Schafer.
CHANDLER, a short drama by Julia Kennelly, starring Zephyr Ingle.
Will has extensive experience as a post producer, including editing, sound design, and managing.
He's edited two features, a web series, a music video for Atlantic Records, and dozens of shorts. His work has been shown at Sundance, Berlinale, SXSW, and Tribeca Film Festival. In the past he's worked for NYC-based company Senior Post.
Awards & Recognition:
Craft Award for Sound Design, First Run Film Festival (2018) - Hasim October
Craft Award for Sound Design, First Run Film Festival (2018) - Alientologists
Vimeo Staff Pick - As Beautiful Inside
Vimeo Staff Pick - First Night Out
Vimeo Pride Playlist, Curated by Tegan and Sara - First Night Out
Craft Award for Sound Design, New Visions & Voices (2016) - Look For Me
The Uncharted Filmmaker's Grant, NFFTY (2016) - First Night Out
Best Super Short, The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (2016) - First Night Out
Featured on io9 and Kotaku - This Is How You Haunt Your House
Honorable Mention, Fun Size Horror's Holiday Filmmaking Contest (2015) - This Is How You Haunt Your House
Craft Award for Cinematography, First Run Film Festival (2015) - An Crann
Commendation for Achievement in Experimental Film, New Visions & Voices (2013) - Consumed