Inspiring Filmmaker: 2012

Mary Robertson

Brooklyn, New York

“I couldn’t be more excited by the opportunity to widen my film’s reach and to highlight the work of women filmmakers, writ large. Thank you LUNAFEST.

Mary Robertson
Missed Connections
Mary Robertson

Mary Robertson has developed, directed and produced long and short form documentary programs for a number of major broadcasters. Her credits include two hours of “This Emotional Life,” the popular PBS series on happiness, which has gone on to win over nine Telly awards and an IDA nomination for Best Limited Series. In independent film, Mary’s work includes the documentary short “The Bear Hunter,” which screened at dozens of film festivals worldwide. Presently, she is on staff with the venerable production company Left/Right.

FILM: Missed Connections

Missed Connections

There are moments that have the potential to change a life’s course. Two strangers lock eyes on a subway car, or have a brief conversation in an elevator and a flicker of attraction is sparked. But if neither asks for a name or number, the opportunity for love is lost… or maybe it’s not. Missed Connections peers inside the popular Craigslist forum where those who regret their timidity make message-in-a-bottle appeals to the Ones Who Got Away.

Past Screenings:
  • Tribeca Film Festival
  • AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival
  • Slamdance Film Festival
  • Aspen Shortsfest
  • Florida Film Festival