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Ally May is an award winning Writer-Director. In 2023 Ally’s film THE LAST PICTURE won a number of number of awards including the Best Narrative Short in the Toronto International Women Film Festival and Best Director in Female Feedback Film Festival. Her many films have placed in notable festivals including the Oscar qualifying HollyShorts, Flicker Rhode Island International Film Fest and the Catalina Film Festival.
Ally’s brand is haunting thrillers and dramas with emotionally stunted characters that grow beyond their pain and fears .
Ally grew up in East San Jose where her childhood was filled with trauma, abuse and violence. With chaos all around her, she turned to movies for comfort and learned to tell herself stories. Later, she started telling other people her stories. This led to a Bachelor of Arts in American Literature with a focus on Cinema. Later she continued to develop her craft in the art of cinema writing in the UCLA Writing Program and later at the Academy of Film Writing.
After a stroke in 2017, Ally was temporarily unable to write, so she decided to study other aspects of filmmaking, which led to her love of directing. Ally attended SF Film School, the Joan Scheckel Film Making Labs, the Directing Actors Workshops and the Sundance Directing Program. Ally believes in constantly learning and growing as a writer and filmmaker.
Currently Ally is in preproduction on two feature films and before the WGA strike she was attached to direct a pilot, so fingers are crossed on that one.
Email allymaywritedirector@gmail.com
Vimeo https://vimeo.com/allymay
IMDB https://pro.imdb.com/name/nm5263069 Instagram @allymay
Twitter @allymay47
  • Writer (13 Credits)
    Aloha, My Sweets
    Short Script
    DANDELION WISHES
    Screenplay
    Perfect Potatoes
    Short Script
    SQUEEZE
    Screenplay
    STUFFED
    Short Script
    The Abiding
    Short
    The Dream
    Short Script
    The Girl, Maura Bund
    Screenplay
    Lace & Fog2023
    Short
    The Last Picture2022
    Short
    The Girl, Maura Bund Teaser2020
    Short
    A Dress for Rachel2019
    Short
    Their Last Kiss2018
    Short
  • Director (6 Credits)
    The Abiding
    Short
    Lace & Fog2023
    Short
    The Last Picture2022
    Short
    The Girl, Maura Bund Teaser2020
    Short
    A Dress for Rachel2019
    Short
    Their Last Kiss2018
    Short
  • Producer (2 Credits)
    The Abiding
    Short
    Their Last Kiss2018
    Short
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    The Abiding
    Short
Selected/U.S. Short Film
The Last Picture
Catalina Film Festival
Catalina
2022
Award Winner/Best Cinematography
The Last Picture
San Francisco Arthouse Short Festival
San Franciso
2022
Semi-finalist/Best Short Narrative
The Last Picture
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
Providence
2022
Award Winner/Best Director
The Last Picture
FEEDBACK Female Film Festival
Los Angeles
2022
Award Winner/ Best Narrative Short
The Last Picture
Toronto International Women Film Festival
Toronto
2022
Selected/Best Short Film
The Last Picture
Marina Del Rey Film Festival
Los Angeles
2022
Selected/Best Narrative Short
The Last Picture
Chicago Indie Film Awards
Chicago
2022
Award Winner/ Best Composer
The Last Picture
LA Independent Women Film Awards
Los Angeles
2022
Award Winner/Best Short Drama
The Last Picture
Crown Point International Film Festival
Chicago
2022
Honorable Mention
The Last Picture
Paris Movie Awards
Paris
2022
Honorable Mention
The Last Picture
London Movie Awards
London
2022
Award Winner/Best Short Film(Low Budget)
The Last Picture
New York Movie Awards
New York
2022
Selected
The Girl, Maura Bund
Indépendent Horror Movie Awards
2020
Selected
The Girl, Maura Bund
Diabolical Horror Film Festival
2019
Finalist
The Girl, Maura Bund
Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
2019
Selected
The Girl, Maura Bund
Finish Line Script Competition
2019
Selected for Dramatic Short
A Dress for Rachel
We Make Movies International Film Festival
Los Angeles
Second Rounder
A Dress for Rachel
Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Austin
Selected
A Dress for Rachel
Austin Revolution Film Festival
Austin
Selected for Director Short Film
A Dress for Rachel
Director's Screen Awards
Finalist
A Dress for Rachel
Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards
Los Angeles
Selected for Best Short Film
A Dress for Rachel
Love Wins Film Festival
New York
Selected
A Dress for Rachel
First-Time Filmmaker Sessions
Finalist
A Dress for Rachel
Indie Short Fest
Los Angeles
Award Winner Women's Short
A Dress for Rachel
IndieX Short Fest
Los Angeles
Semi-Finalist for Short Film
A Dress for Rachel
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles
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