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The Innovator at 2018 Film & Video Poetry Symposium

“The Innovator” gets into Pasadena, California’s 1st ever Film & Video Poetry Symposium.  Mary wrote the piece in 2001 about the experience of not being chosen for grad school.  However, with narration, photography elements, and the music and filming the work took on an apocalyptic sci-fi feel for a moving story about survival, mathematical statistics, and our relationship to the environment.  The themes being:  what are we doing to our planet and our children?

The festival will be held from April 27th to 28th, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

The festival and symposium will celebrate and screen a large scope of film and video projects developed through the medium of poetry.  This event will also host a series of panels, guest speakers, and public dialogues regarding film and video poetry over the course of the symposium.

On the Red Carpet at Beverly Hills Film Fest

Mary recently attended the Hollywood premiere of her film “Smoke & Mirrors” at the TLC Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The film was an official selection of the Beverly Hills Film Festival. Also in attendance were director Jeff Stolhand and composer Stephen Bennett.

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“Smoke & Mirrors” is Beverly Hills Film Fest Official Selection

“Smoke & Mirrors” written by and starring Mary Anzalone has been selected to screen at the 17th Beverly Hills Film Festival.

Smoke & Mirrors Poster

Hosted in one of the most renowned cities in the world since 2001, the International Beverly Hills Film Festival is considered among the most exclusive and influential film festivals in the world. Through linking the groundbreaking talent of emerging filmmakers and exposing the community to the latest innovations in the cinema field, the Beverly Hills Film Festival (BHFF) exists as a cinematic, cultural patron. The Beverly Hills Film Festival’s objective is to merge today’s filmmaking pioneers with the wealth of cinematic heritage by edifying and developing the cinematic community and enhancing the impact of the arts and humanities.



Mary cast in Soft Matter

MAY 2016

Mary has been cast in the Independant Science Fiction Feature Film “Soft Matter” written and directed by Jim Hickcox, lensing for 11 days in Austin, TX.  Mary will be portraying Dr. Kriegspiel in a co-starring role.   

Mary Wins Best Supporting Actress


Mary was Nominated. . . and WON.

Mary won Best Supporting Actress in a Short Film at the 2016 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema for her role as The Nanny in The Tenor. The film was directed by Damon Crump & written by Brian Elliot. The DP was John Franklin, sound by David “Ears” Feagan. Music by Alan Shipp. The Tenor is a Jackalope Entertainment Production in affiliation with Baylor University’s Film and Digital Media Department (FDM).

Best Supporting Actress Nomination


Mary has been Nominated for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS at Idyllwild International Film Festival for her role as The Nanny in The Tenor.



Tenor Poster

Mary cast in Waco “Med Couture” Scrubs Commercial

MAY 2015

Mary was cast as the lead orientation nurse in a commercial for The Miller Agency.

Location:  filmed in Waco, TX

Producer:  Jackalope Entertainment —  Damon Crump, DP

Mary Cast in UT Austin Thesis Film

APRIL 2015

Mary cast in UT-AUSTIN/MFA Thesis

Mary has been cast as “Mary” (the lead astronauts wife) in “Flown” a UT/MFA Thesis film lensing for eight days in May 2015.  Mark Blumberg – writer/director.


MARCH 2015

Mary attempts Shakespeare

Mary films a Shakespeare monologue for Lady Macbeth — complete with cloak and dagger!

The Greek Goddes, Anonymous

FEB 2015

Lonesome Films

Mary stars in “The Greek Goddess, Anonymous” via her company “Lonesome Films”, creatively using one of her own comedic monologues as the script for a short film mixing animation and live action.  Directed by Jeff Stolhand.