Carlen May-Mann

Filmmaker | Writer | Artist

The Solzy Awards for 2019…So Far
Solzy at the Movies

Final Frames: The Fourth Annual Final Frame Horror Short Film Competition
Room 207 Press

“…my personal favorite. It used lovely, simple imagery and the tropes of haunting and visual transformation to tell a tale of teenage disillusionment.”

“The Rat told its story with a lovely eloquence”

Conversation | On the Value of Thinking on Your Feet
The Creative Independent

Sundance Institute Unveils 2019 Screenwriters Intensive Fellows

Sundance 2019: The Shorts Program
Solzy at the Movies

“…there’s something that’s different about May-Mann’s second short film.  Even though the film runs some 12 minutes, she is able to bring something new to the genre.”

Sundance ’19 Interview: Carlen May-Mann on Exposing the Trap with “The Rat”
Moveable Fest

“May-Mann has fun toying with the expectations of an audience in terms of genre in “The Rat,” turning the notion of a haunted house into what women live with every day in their interactions with potentially predatory men, but she shows a laser-like focus in articulating the way in which Renee and Jim have very different expectations of the evening…”

Conversations | Carlen May-Mann’s “The Rat” Goes to the 2019 Sundance Film Festival
NYFA Current

Sundance Film Festival 2019 | Carlen May-Mann
The New Current

These Sundance-Bound Filmmakers Pack Big Ideas into Short Films

Sundance 2019 Short Film Preview: 10 Must-See Gems, From Vampires to Emily Mortimer  

“Too many short filmmakers stumble while trying to find a satisfying conclusion for their brief films, but writer-director Carlen May-Mann’s decision how to end her 12-minute film is masterful. In fact, May-Mann makes top-notch directorial choices throughout “The Rat” as she tells the story of a young couple’s experience in a haunted house and the aftermath.”

Sundance 2019: Carlen May-Mann talks The Rat
Solzy at the Movies

A Face in the Crowd: Carlen May-Mann Slyly Finds a New Way Into the Horror Genre with “The Rat”
Moveable Fest

Eli Sundae Premieres Glitter-Fueled Video for “Bite My Tongue”

“…an absurdist and colorful trip.”

Debut: The Meltaways, “Home”
Impose Magazine