Nominated for the award: Film & Television and Digital Arts
Company: GTE Productions
Biography: Mariah Owen is an award-winning actress, producer, director, writer and speaker from Toronto. She founded her production company, GTE Productions, at the age of 21 and has been called “The Youngest EP in Hollywood” by numerous outlets. Most recently, she produced SXSW-darling feature M.F.A. and Daddy’s Playground (Mammoth FF ‘19, HSFF ‘18). She currently serves as CEO of GTE while being named the new Executive Producer of T.O. Webfest, an international festival for digital content that highlights web series and podcasts. In addition, Owen has produced, acted in, directed and written several short films, music videos and commercials with her directorial debut music video for Common Deer’s song Glass being called “divine” (Indie88). She has been lucky to work with some of the biggest names in the biz and on projects that spark conversations around the globe. To connect online: @mariahowen.