First Run Festival: Craft Awards for Sound Design

First Run Festival: Craft Awards for Sound Design

 From Instagram (@willmayofilm).

From Instagram (@willmayofilm).

The Wasserman Awards Finalists and Craft Awards for NYU's First Run Festival were announced yesterday. I was fortunate enough to win two Craft Awards for Sound Design for a graduate film, Hasim October, by Swetha Regunathan, and for an undergraduate film, Alientologists, by Tyler Rabinowitz. The latter film was a Wasserman finalist and could win up to $10,000 when the winners are announced in March. Cheers!


GHOSTFISH Online Premiere & Kodakery Podcast

GHOSTFISH Online Premiere & Kodakery Podcast

GHOSTFISH is live! Written and directed by Ian Scott McGregor and I, the film stars veteran Annie Golden and was made for Kodak using their new, soon-to-be-released Super 8mm camera.

Produced by Julia Kennelly, Will Mayo, & Ian Scott McGregor

Titles and Animation by Ryan Junell

Kodak had Ian, Annie, and me on their podcast, The Kodakery, to discuss making the film and what using the camera meant to us (among other things). Are you cleaning your house today? Then give it a listen.

Late 2017 Updates

Late 2017 Updates

Ghostfish Premiere: January 2018

 Left To Right: Ian Scott McGregor (co-director), stars Robert Junell, Annie Golden, Jette Junell, Julia Kennelly (producer), Will Mayo (co-director).

Left To Right: Ian Scott McGregor (co-director), stars Robert Junell, Annie Golden, Jette Junell, Julia Kennelly (producer), Will Mayo (co-director).

Ghostfish, a new short film I co-directed and wrote with Ian Scott McGregor for Kodak Super 8, will premiere at the Consumer Electronic Show on January 7th, 2018 in Las Vegas. The film will appear online around that time.

Stay tuned for a podcast featuring me, Ian, and actress Annie Golden, talking with Kodak about what shooting with their new Super 8mm camera meant to us.

Thank You Helping Make As Beautiful Inside a Vimeo Staff Pick!

As Beautiful Inside's online release in mid-November was very successful, thanks to everyone who shared and liked the film. We got the highly-coveted 'Vimeo Staff Pick' badge, and since then has garnered 22,000+ views. 

Stay tuned for an interview with me and my mom about the film!

The Adulterers at Sundance Film Festival 2018


A series on which I served as post producer and editor, The Adulterers, is an official selection of Sundance Film Festival 2018. I'll be attending the festival along with show creators Tonya Glanz and Chris Roberti, as well as a few others. We're screaming on the inside.

Here's a lil video about the series that I helped make!

Scary Chair!


Did you see Secondhand, the film Ian Scott McGregor and I made for Conde Nast's The Scene back in October?

Renderforest Article

Finally, here's an article from startup website Renderforest, featuring a bit from me:

Summer 2017 Updates

Summer 2017 Updates


 Still from  Chandler , starring Zephyr Ingle (center).

Still from Chandler, starring Zephyr Ingle (center).

Chandler, a short film directed by Julia Kennelly and produced/edited by me, has been completed.

Feeling ignored on an important day, a 12-year-old girl seeks attention from an unexpected source.

Written and directed by Julia Kennelly
Produced by Julia Kennelly, Karine Benzaria, and Will Mayo
Production Company: Dream City
Starring: Zephyr Ingle, Christopher Dylan White, Dana Kreitz
Director of Photography: Daisy Zhou
Production Designer: David Jaffe
Editor & Sound Designer: Will Mayo

Coming soon to a film festival near you! For screener requests, please contact me at

As Beautiful Inside - Festival Screenings


As Beautiful Inside will screen at the Tacoma Film Festival (October 7, 2017) and Way Down Film Festival (October 13, 2017). Excited to be included.

Visit the festival websites for programming information.

Spring 2017 Updates

Spring 2017 Updates


Big announcement coming on June 9th!


In late April, I visited Seattle for the National Film Festival For Talented Youth (NFFTY), seeing family, some old friends, and screening As Beautiful Inside. In addition, three films I sound designed - Buckets, Hell You Talmbout, and Crop - also screened there. Buckets won Best Narrative Short and Hell You Talmbout won an audience award. Pictures below.

Sonoma International Film Festival

Ian, me, and my family flew to San Francisco to attend the world premiere of As Beautiful Inside at Sonoma International Film Festival in late March. Saw many sights and drank a lot of wine. Pictures below.

Creatively Connected Online Film Festival

First Night Out is part of the Creatively Connected Online Film Festival, put on by the Foundation for Arts & Healing. The festival seeks to highlight public health concerns. This year's theme is loneliness and isolation.

Recent Projects

Chandler (short, 2017) - directed by Julia Kennelly. Produced and edited by Will Mayo.

A Place We Go To (feature, 2017) - directed by Jenny Wang. Sound design by Will Mayo.

Ola and the Monster (short, 2017) - directed by Alee Ruggieri. Sound design by Will Mayo.