This site is getting a makeover.

In the mean time, here's some basics on the female known as MITCH MCCABE.


A native of metro-Detroit, Mitch McCabe is an award-winning  filmmaker whose work spans narrative, documentary and experimental film-- and the many areas in between of filmic story-telling. 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 and Anthlogy Film Archive in New York, and played at 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, among other festivals. Justin Chang from Variety called the film a "lively, candid and thoughtful piece, which avoids the fashionable alarmism of so many social-issue docs.."

McCabe has received awards from the Jerome Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Princess Grace Foundation, LEF Foundation, and is a five-time fellow of the MacDowell Colony. She has been a resident artist at Yaddo, Djerassi and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

She was worked extenseively in both development and production of series for A&E, CBS, Discovery, OWN, TNT, Lifetime, Bravo and Spike. 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, Whitman College, Sundance Institute/Echo PArk Film Center, Detroit Free Press, University of Montana, University of Iowa, Harvard College, Sweetbriar College, Lafayette College, and Vassar College, among others. She received her BA from Harvard College and her MFA in film directing 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).