Mary Evangelista is an award-winning filmmaker born in the Philippines and raised in California's Bay Area. Mary received an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts for Writing and Directing. Their short film, FRAN THIS SUMMER, is an LGBTQ summer love story that has screened in over 40 festivals, including the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Mary co-created WATER MELTS, a Tribeca Film Institute and Google Daydream supported VR rom-com which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Most recently, Mary completed the Project Involve Fellowship with Film Independent where they directed the short film LA GLORIA. Mary’s feature film, BURNING WELL, is in development and was a 2020 Tribeca All Access Program grantee.


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