Talent Guide

Tina Mabry

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Directing Lab 2008, Fast Track 2011, Project Involve 2004, Screenwriting Lab 2010


A native of Tupelo, Mississippi, Tina Mabry graduated from the University of Southern California, School of Cinema-Television, with an MFA in Film Production in 2005.

While participating in Film Independent’s (FIND) Project:Involve, Mabry finished developing and writing her short film, Brooklyn’s Bridge to Jordan, which she wrote and went on to direct. The film has screened in more than fifty film festivals worldwide, winning multiple Jury and Audience Awards as well as a Best Director award. Brooklyn’s Bridge to Jordan aired on Showtime, BET J, and was voted the #1 film on the season finale of LOGO’s The Click List 2: Best in Short Film.

In 2008, Mabry participated in the FIND Directors Lab with her feature film, Mississippi Damned, and was later awarded the Kodak Film Grant. While playing on the festival circuit, Mississippi Damned has garnered an impressive thirteen awards from participation in fifteen film festivals including the awards for Best Feature Film and Best Screenplay at the Chicago International Film Festival (2009). The film premiered on Showtime in February 2011.

Mabry’s new feature, County Line, was accepted into FIND’s 2010 Screenwriters Lab. In April 2011, the script participated in Tribeca All Access where it won the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award.

Current Project

County Line (Narrative Feature)


A small town sheriff struggling to connect with his increasingly estranged teenage son finds himself crossing a moral line as he investigates the possible drug-trade related murders of local addicts and prostitutes.