The Crew

Mary Ratliff
The Director

Mary is a lifelong gamer and a complete geek. She has been making films for over ten years. Her first feature length documentary, “Watashi Wa…” explored the world of cosplayers at American anime conventions. She was the cinematographer and editor for the short documentary “Up Hill,” which was nominated for a Visions Award for Outstanding Documentary Short.

As a screenwriter, Mary was a finalist in last year’s DC Shorts Screenwriting Competition and the recipient of the Will Interactive Dramatic Short Screenplay award for her script “Catching Up.” The film also received the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant, and was shot on 16mm film during 2010. The completed short won the Visions Award for Outstanding Thesis Project in 2011.

Mary also recently earned an MFA in Film and Electronic Media from American University, where her studies were focused on screenwriting and directing. She has worked in the film industry in D.C. for three years on a variety of projects. She also previously worked as a staff reporter and photographer for a daily newspaper and served as a research intern and contributor for from 2009 to 2010.

Learn more about Mary’s work at her website: Nine Hour Films

Additional Crew

Kevin Sampson, Camera Operator and Gaffer
Jeremiah Horan, Camera Operator and Sound Mixer

Diana Faulkner, Camera Operator

Raleigh/Atlantic City:
Jeremiah Horan, Sound Mixer

Jon Malis, Sound Mixer

Washington, D.C.:
Jon Malis, Cinematographer

Banu Debre, Sound Mixer

Ken Ikeda, Cinematographer

Fall 2011 Teaser:
Banu Debre, Editor
Fred Kolouch, Motion Graphics
Rob Rusli, Composer
Music by Blue belt

Tessa Cardenas
Angela Goad
Robert Ring
Luke Snyder
Cindi Weatherington

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