Mary Matheson is an award-winning immersive director specialising in character-led documentaries, high-end branded content, commercials and PSAs. Her clients have included Sky/Comcast, Google, Lenovo, the United Nations, UK Government (BEIS), Save the Children and the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. Her films have been broadcast on mainstream platforms like the Discovery Channel, BBC & Channel 4 (UK), as well as at international festivals and events such as the UN Climate Change Summit, UN General Assembly, Sheffield Doc Festival, Annecy International Animation Festival & EarthX film festival. Her interactive VR experience about the Yazidis in northern Iraq won the 2022 VR Awards for Social Impact. She cut her teeth as a journalist in Colombia, covering the capture of the Cali cartel for NPR, TIME Magazine and the Guardian (UK). Since then she has filmed in multiple post-conflict zones, focusing on untold stories and under-represented narratives. She is currently directing a VR and interactive documentary about NASA for Sky/Comcast and has just directed a VR experience about Dutch Holocaust Survivor Rodi Glass, one of a series of three documentaries produced by East City Films for Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Matheson is Professor of Narrative & Immersive Media at Arizona State University's center for Narrative & Emerging Media in Los Angeles, CA.
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