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A native of the Detroit area, Mitch McCabe is an award-winning filmmaker whose work spans narrative and documentary film-- and the many areas in between. From shorts to features made since 1995, her work has played at over a hundred festivals. Her first film, PLAYING THE PART premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, won a Student Academy Award and screened at over a hundred festivals including New Directors/New Films, where Stephen Holden of New York Times called it "entralling." Her short films, SEPTEMBER 5:10PMHIGHWAY 403, MILE 39 and TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN have screened at Sundance, New Directors/ New Films, New York Film Festival, two nominated for student Academy Awards. Her experimental featurette film THIS CORROSION premiered at the Norway Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival and Anthlogy Film Archive in New York, as well as several underground festivals. Her HBO documentary YOUTH KNOWS NO PAIN premiered at the Lincoln Center, was nominated for a WGA writing award at AFI-Silverdcos Film Festival and screened at IDFA and Cinevas, where Justin Chang from Variety called the film a "lively, candid and thoughtful piece, which avoids the fashionable alarmism of so many social-issue docs.."

A fellow of the MacDowell Colony and the Flaherty Seminar, McCabe's work has been supported by Yaddo, the Jerome Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Princess Grace Foundation, LEF Foundation, iPark Foundation, Djerassi, Space Gallery and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. As of Fall 2018 she will join the faculty of SUNY-Purchase College as Assistant Professor.

She was worked extenseively in both development and production of series for A&E, CBS, Discovery, OWN, TNT, among other networks. Her work as a director/producer in the branded content space includes clients like Verizon, Chrysler and Unilever. As an educator, over the years Mitch has taught courses, lectured as a visiting artist and held workshops and seminars at New York University, Harvard College, Whitman College, Sundance Institute/Echo Park Film Center, Detroit Free Press, University of Montana, University of Iowa, Sweetbriar College, Lafayette College, and Vassar College, among others. She received her BA from Harvard College and her MFA from New York University.

You can watch her shorts here, and PLAYING THE PART is also available on SundanceNow Doc Club.

You can watch YOUTH KNOWS NO PAIN* on Amazon (re-titled by DVD licensors as MAKE ME YOUNG).

*Please ignore the DVD cover-- some things are out of my control.