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 bachelor's degree in Film and Television Production from NYU, Will is known as a jack-of-all-trades, with a diverse background in narrative, documentary, and experimental forms.
Will's directorial work has been screened at 35+ film festivals around the world and have 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 Tacoma Film Festival. SECONDHAND, a viral Halloween short co-directed with his partner Ian Scott McGregor, was produced for Condé Nast's "The Scene." He recently produced a short drama, CHANDLER, by Julia Kennelly, and is currently in post production for an experimental film shot with Kodak's new and unreleased Super 8mm camera.
Will has extensive experience in post production as an editor, sound designer, and manager. He's edited two features, a music video for Atlantic Records, and dozens of shorts. Notable sound design projects include The Mess He Made, official selection of SXSW Film Festival 2017; Buckets, official selection of Tribeca Film Festival 2017. In the past he's worked for NYC-based company Senior Post.
Awards & Recognition:
Vimeo Staff Pick - First Night Out
Vimeo Pride Playlist, Curated by Tegan and Sara - First Night Out
Featured on Out.com - First Night Out
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 Sound Design, New Visions & Voices (2016) - Look For Me
Craft Award for Cinematography, First Run Film Festival (2015) - An Crann
Commendation for Achievement in Experimental Film, New Visions & Voices (2013) - Consumed