Mary-Lyn Chambers

Mary-Lyn Chambers

Director and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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About Mary-Lyn

Mary-Lyn Chambers

Mary-Lyn Chambers is an award-winning filmmaker born in Suva, Fiji, and raised in Wellington, New Zealand. As a writer/director, Chambers has made four short films, The Twenty-Seventh Hour, The Rain Has Forgotten Us, Debris (Escombros) and The Plural of Blood. She is a directing Fellow in both the Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program and Film Independent's Project Involve.

Her short film, Debris (Escombros) screened in three programs during the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, in addition to traveling to festivals in Canada, the UK, Iran, and the US. The film has won several awards including “Best International Short” at the Manchester International Film Festival, “Best Dramatic Short” from the 2016 Alliance of Women in Media Genii Awards, “Best Screenplay” at the Largo Film Awards, “3rd Prize in Drama” from the United Latino International Film Festival, “Best Female Director” from the Hollyshorts Film Festival and “Honorable Mention” at the Ojai Film Festival.

Chambers is currently is developing her first feature film set in modern-day Qatar and an episodic concept set in Tijuana. She has spent several years working for Film Independent’s Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival, and many prestigious film festivals. She resides in Los Angeles, California and maintains strong ties to New Zealand and Qatar.

Unique traits: Work eligibility for Europe, New Zealand, Australia and the United States



  • Something Pretty Between Us

    Something Pretty Between Us Adventure Comedy Drama Independent Romance Sara, a 42-year-old, British photojournalist on assignment in Doha, Qatar, discovers her boyfriend has been cheating. Alone in a foreign land, she develops an unlikely friendship with her 22-year-old Pakistani driver – their bond and adventures in the Doha underworld makes them laugh and leaves them deeply transformed.


  • Debris

    Debris (2015)
    Film (short) by Project Involve (Drama) Writer/Director Caught in the gears of the 2014 US immigration crisis, when over 52,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the border, twelve-year old Ana arrives at an immigration detention center with nothing but the clothes on her back, her mute, younger brother, and a treasured music box. She soon finds that seeking safety will cost more than she bargained for.

  • Something Pretty Between Us

    Something Pretty Between Us (2014)
    Film by Island Girl Films Writer/Director

  • Independent Spirit Awards

    Independent Spirit Awards (2013)
    Television by Film Independent Associate Producer

  • In Confidence

    In Confidence (2013)
    Film (short) by Antimatter Entertainment Producer

  • Independent Spirit Awards

    Independent Spirit Awards (2010)
    Television by Film Independent Associate Producer

  • The Rain Has Forgotten Us

    The Rain Has Forgotten Us (2004)
    Film (short) by Curious Joel Productions Writer/Director


  • "Best International Short Film" from the Manchester International Film Festival

  • Genii Award for "Best Dramatic Short Film" from Alliance of Women in Media

  • Winner for "Best Screenplay" from the Largo Film Awards

  • Third place for "Best Drama" from the United Latino International Film Festival

  • "Best Female Director" from the HollyShorts Film Festival

  • "Honorable Mention" from the Ojai Film Festival

  • Film Independent Project Involve Directing Fellow

  • Best of Westword Short Film Award

  • Women In Film Susie Independent Film Award

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