Mary Trunk started as a painter, became a dancer and choreographer and has been making films for over 20 years. She spent seven years filming four mother/artists for her most recently completed feature length documentary Lost In Living. The currently released short documentary The Past is in the Present is about the Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Gunther Schuller. Mary is also working on an interactive website called This Woman’s Life, which will feature stories about the invisible women in our lives and what they can teach us about survival and living life to the fullest. Her newest hybrid documentary project, Muscle Memory, focuses on memory, age and the desire to keep dancing in some form or another.
Mary and her husband are founders of Ma and Pa Films, a video and film production company. Mary also teaches film and video at Art Center College of Design, Loyola Marymount University and Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, CA. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.