At the 2018 festival, BFF teamed with Big Vision Empty Wallet, a film and television incubator, to award one creator with a narrative feature or series in competition by offering them a spot in their 2018 incubator. This year’s fellowship was awarded to MARY GOES ROUND Writer/Director Molly McGlynn.
Much like BFF, Big Vision’s focus is on fostering inclusion and developing unexpected content with women, people of color and LGBTQ creators. As a part of the incubator, Big Vision Co-Founders Alex Cirillo and Dani Faith Leonard will work with McGlynn to guide her through creative development, packaging, creating pitch materials, and identifying buyers with the ultimate goal of selling the film.
Recent Big Vision projects include SXSW-winning feature film THE LIGHT OF THE MOON, currently in theaters, dramatic series TAKE THE NET, which is now in development at Full Screen, and feature film LEZ BOMB, executive produced with Bobby Farrelly, which premiered at at BFF 2018.
About Molly McGlynn
Molly McGlynn is a Toronto/LA-based writer and director who was born in Montreal and grew up in the United States. Her first short film, I Am Not a Weird Person, screened at festivals across North America and was hailed by Lena Dunham as a “special haunting little short” and was featured on Vimeo, Film Shortage, She Does the City, Awardeo.tv, Wifey.tv and has more than 100,000 views on HelloGiggles. Her second short film, Shoes, was featured as a notable project of the week on Indiegogo and was nominated for best short film at the Female Eye Film Festival.
She began her career at TIFF in the Communication and Program Administration departments. After working as a writer and researcher in factual television, Molly went on to work as executive assistant to Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, Deepa Mehta. In 2015, she was selected as a Talent Lab Resident at the Reykjavik International Film Festival and as a Samsung TIFF Emerging Director. She was selected for the prestigious TIFF Studio program in 2017.
Her first feature film, Mary Goes Round, a Telefilm Micro-Budget film that was also supported by the Harold Greenberg Fund premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017 and won the Panavision Independent Cinema Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at the Vail Film Festival and Annapolis Film Festival.