photo credit: Rebecca McMillan
Mahaffy's self-produced, low-budget shorts and features were made
single-handedly, featuring untrained actors in rural settings.
More recent projects combined with professional actors and crew
have also screened internationally.
Screenings include Venice (2012, 2016 & Orizzonti Prize for
Best Film, 2015), SXSW (2016, Grand Jury Prize, 2008), and Sundance
studied fine art and film at RISD and SAIC, foreign languages at Brown
and directing at VGIK in Moscow. He founded two new filmmaking
programs at two universities as a Professor of Film and Art in the
United States and currently teaches Screen Production at
Auckland University in New Zealand.