Mary Holyoke - PRODUCTION DESIGNER / PRODUCER
Mary Holyoke was born and raised in Virginia and attended college in Northern California, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology. After graduating, Holyoke travelled for several years, spending time in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, and the jungles of southern Mexico (where she lived with a monkey). She moved to New Mexico in 1996, and has worked as an artist, restauranteur and professional in the film industry. She met Milder and Weintraub in 2002, and in 2004 the trio formed the creative team behind the short film Something Red, which won the audience award at the 2004 Duke City Shootout and has gone on to screen at numerous film festivals around the world.
Holyoke formed Trifecta+ Entertainment with Milder and Weintraub in 2006, and has done the production design and makeup on almost all of the team's short films, including the popular Sweetie (2007) and SEND (2010). She built the set for 2009's Mickey (written and directed by Dusty McGowan), a co-production between Trifecta+ and Hidden Light Studios. Holyoke was also the driving force behind 2006's notorious Halloween extravaganza, "Murder House," a live interactive haunted house event in Albuquerque.
Beyond her work as a production designer, Holyoke is a successful filmmaker in her own right, having helmed the Trifecta+ films Firecracker (2008) and The Last Animals (2011). She was awarded the New Visions grant in 2011.
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