Mariah Dunn

  • Filmmaker & Educator
  • Media Studies, UNCG

Before becoming interested in documentaries Mariah worked in Manhattan at Fuse TV and The Martha Stewart Show. She eventually found herself in Portland, OR where she fell in love with documentary filmmaking and teaching. Mariah’s first short documentary, The Pines 1852 (2009) was broadcast on The Columbia Gorge Network. Over the years Mariah’s has also collaborated with her sister to make two short oral history documentaries, Grandma’s Hands (2009) and A Legacy of Glass (2012) that were exhibited at the Wayne County Historical Society in Honesdale, PA and the 2010 Pocono Mountains Film Festival. Grandma’s Hands is a personal journey into their family history with the goal to capture in time the life and legacy of their Grandmother, Edna Dunn. While earning her MFA at the University of North Carolina Greensboro Mariah produced a variety of films including a short experimental film, Nite Lite (2011) and two short documentaries. Nite Lite screened at multiple film festivals including winning the Best Student Film Award at the 2011 Carrboro Film Festival. In 2012 Mariah directed A Weekend Groove (2012) a short documentary that is just that, a weekend with the band, Perpetual Groove, on their Winter 2012 Tour. The documentary reveals a sneak peak into what it is like to be on tour with the band. A Weekend Groove premiered at the 2012 Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, NC. Mariah’s thesis is a short documentary The Healing Power of Art (2013) that features children faced with life-altering challenges as they share their art work and reveal how Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) has improved their lives. As a graduate teaching assistant in the Media Studies Department Mariah taught introductory and advanced level production courses and served as a Co-Director of the 2013 Carolina Film and Video Festival. She continues to teach digital filmmaking classes at the Center for Visual Artists in downtown Greensboro.

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The Healing Power of Art 2013 1099 Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) is a place where kids can be themselves no matter what situation they are facing in their lives. At CHAP everyone is facing a challenge such as a disability, cancer, or other terminal diseases and it’s that speci...