Mary McDade is a Southern writer and director, raised in the Arkansas Delta, who now calls New Orleans home. She holds an MFA in Film Production from the University of New Orleans and works professionally as a Camera Assistant in the New Orleans film industry. In her current and future works she seeks to explore the shifting perspectives of her Southern upbringing and the conflicting identities that exist within the landscapes she grew up in and the ones she inhabits now. She wishes to give a voice to the women who raised her, those she still holds close, and those she wished she had known. She seeks to call attention to the complexities of a Southern woman’s life through veins of memory, movement, instinct, and nature.