Hi. I’m MaryLee Herrmann and I live in Lyons, Colorado, a little town outside of Boulder. My passion is telling stories through film and words and sometimes photographs. I work in retail to support my filmmaking habit, which took off in 2010 with my award-winning short film, The Necklace, which I was able to tour with throughout the U.S. One of the most exhilirating parts of attending the festivals was the response and encouragement I received to keep making films my way, with my voice, and discovering that there is an audience for them.
I am working on a collaborative feature film with two other directors, a documentary film and a screenplay for a feature. Reaching people through story is what inspires me.
I love being an aunt to my nieces and nephews. Especially since they repeatedly asked, “Aunt MaryLee, are you a grownup or a kid?” Being with them to me means being on their level and playing with them, not just sending birthday cards. I get a lot of my silliness from my Dad who has always been there for me and is my best friend. Someday I’ll post some pictures of him and you’ll see what I mean.
I like riding my bike, the upright soft-seat cruiser with a cup holder.
I watch movies the way most people listen to music.
I am a voracious reader. (Alright, have been.) I’m deep into Goldie Hawn’s autobiography and loving it.
Oh yeah, boots are another addiction.
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