Writer-Director Ally May grew up in East San Jose, a poor neighborhood of low-riders and migrant workers. Seeing the world through the prism of that tough neighborhood and resilient community has given Ally an eye for finding the beauty in tragedy.
Ally attended the UCLA Writing Program, the Academy of Film Writing, SF Film School, the Directing Actors Workshops and Sundance Directing Actors Program.
She has written several award-winning screenplays that have been finalists in Athena, Page, Final Draft and others.
Ally has also directed 4 short films that have placed in many notable festivals including - Napa Valley Film Festival, Los Angeles Independent Film Fest and she recently won Best Narrative Short in the Toronto International Women Film Festival and Best Director in Female Feedback Film Festival.
Ally is visual writer and director who abhors exposition. She writes emotional thrillers and drama features, filled with mood and tone and messy female protagonists.
She creates visually beautiful, emotionally haunting, deeply disturbing stories that stay with the audience long after they've put down the pages or left the theater.