Improv is still an inspiration in her performing, directing and writing. After almost 20 years of performing, in improv, theater and film (with some directing and writing thrown in), 2018 opened up an opportunity to produce and help direct a SAG film as part of the January 2018 Actor’s Green Room Film Challenge in NYC, the award-winning film Candlestick Justice (a First Time Productions film). After that she decided to produce, write, direct, and star in her own film, the award-winning Schmoopie, inspired by a break up and her love of animals (Mary has volunteered at the Quincy Animal Shelter since 2008). Under the umbrella of her own production company, Call it a Whim Productions, she has continued to write; she wrote the award-winning short script Red Shirt, about a woman who goes on a blind date not knowing anything about her date other than he has a red shirt; she then runs into a high school classmate before she can meet him and chaos ensues.
Mary hopes to produce her script, Red Shirt, in the next year or so; this year she started production on Wallie’s Gals, about a group of women who reunite (30 years later) after working in a discount clothing store together. The film should be ready for the festival circuit by early 2020.
You can check out Mary’s acting pursuits and contact info at www.marycferrara.com
View Mary’s Directing reel, with some of her favorite scenes that she’s directed.