Mariah Owen is an award-winning, Canadian actress, writer, director and producer who, at just 21 years old, formed the award-winning, prolific production company GTE Productions.
Mariah Owen is an award-winning actress, producer, director and writer from Toronto. She founded her production company, GTE Productions, in 2016 at the age of 21 and has been called “The Youngest EP in Hollywood.” Owen has a proven track record for discovering and encouraging new, unheard talent with an eye for aesthetics that matches her undeniable work ethic.
Her first feature M.F.A. was directed by Natalia Leite (BARE), written by Leah McKendrick (Shut Eye, Bad Moms), premiered at SXSW in the narrative features competition and stars Francesca Eastwood (Heroes: Reborn, Twin Peaks) and can now be found on Amazon & iTunes. She currently serves as CEO of GTE while being named the new Executive Producer of T.O. Webfest, an international festival for web series and podcasts based in the 6ix! She has produced over 30 episodes of web series/ digital content for Canada and the world’s largest distributors such as Bell Media and Sony India. On top of that, Mariah has been called a “force to be reckoned with”, an “up and comer with vision” and “one of Canada’s most impressive young producers”! In addition, her most recent project Daddy’s Playground (Mammoth FF & Hollyshorts) is set to become a feature film in 2020 along with her first feature film as a Director/Writer, Grace. She is currently developing the web series Ran and Jaden and has begun production on her series Alternative Medicine which she created and stars in. Owen has produced, acted in, directed and written several short films, music videos and commercials with her directorial debut music video for Common Deer’s song Glass being called “divine”.
Among several awards and nominations, she is a 3-time nominee of the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards and the the youngest ever board member on the Independent Web Creators of Canada’s Board of Directors. Additionally, she produced the 2018 award show for Buffer Festival – the World’s First Festival dedicated to YouTube Content.
To connect with her online: @mariahowen.