Mia, a half Asian teenager, arrives in Alaska to work on her cousin’s salmon fishing boat for the summer to make money for college. Faced with a hostile crew, grueling work, seasickness, and her role in the death of the fish they catch, she is forced to navigate her impending womanhood, her place within the world, and the all powerful sea.
produced by Skye Mahaffie, Corrina Leatherwood, Lucy Houlihan, Emma Franklin
written & directed by Anika Kan Grevstad and Sasha Faust
premiered at LA Shorts Film Festival in 2021
won Best Short Film at The Santa Fe Film Festival in 2022
learn more at whatwefindinthesea.com
When 16-year-old Andy loses her grandfather and inherits the family orchard, she also becomes the ward of her estranged aunt from the city and must navigate the path to her future from a small town where independence for young women has never been an option.
produced by Skye Mahaffie, Alexa Yeames
co-produced by Lucy Houlihan, Tom Crandall
written & directed by Chauncey Crail
premiered and won the Audience Award for Best Feature at Sonoma International Film Festival in 2019
sold for distribution in 2020
learn more and where to watch at julyrising.com
Deja, a steadfast black student from Detroit, and Sydney, a bubbly white girl from Georgia, are randomly assigned college roommates. These two new dorm-mates are excited to start their freshman year together, that is, until Sydney decides to decorate their room with a little piece of ‘Southern pride.’
produced by Idris Goodwin, Skye Mahaffie, Lucy Houlihan
written by Idris Goodwin
adapted & directed by Sophia Capp
premiered at the National Black Theatre Film Festival and the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival in 2019
learn more at blackflagshort.com
Shoreline is about the unpredictable and cyclical nature of life and time. A young woman wakes up depressed on her birthday, dissatisfied with her life. When she escapes to the ocean, she has an encounter with an older woman that sparks an unexpected sense of hope for the future.
produced by Anika Kan Grevstad, Skye Mahaffie, Sasha Faust, Corrina Leatherwood, Alec Sarché, Sam Gasch
written by Isabella Egizi
directed by Lucy Houlihan
learn more at shorelineshort.com
A documentary about a retired bull rider, the younger bull rider who she mentors, and the barriers they both have faced as women in the world of rodeo.
produced and filmed by Skye Mahaffie
directed and edited by Jillian Banner
screened at the 2018 Athena Film Festival
Two introverts experience love at first sight but lack the courage to speak to one another.
production design and co-produced by Skye Mahaffie
written and directed by Chauncey Crail
over 1 million views on Youtube
Made as part of the Colorado Documentary Project, On Track tells the story of a local streetcar museum that aims to bring rail-based public transportation back to the downtown streets of Colorado Springs.
produced, filmed, and edited by Skye Mahaffie
screened at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival and at the 2016 ACM Film Festival
aired on Rocky Mountain PBS in 2016
learn more at coloradospringstrolleys.com
After her family rescues a mysterious man while crossing the Oregon Trail, a young pioneer woman must face the brutality of the West to escape with her life.
-directed, filmed, and edited by Skye Mahaffie
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