Mariah Owen is a retired world champion athlete turned award-winning actress, filmmaker, cartoonist and entrepreneur from Toronto. She founded her production company, GTE Productions, at the age of 21 and has been called “The Youngest EP in Hollywood” by numerous outlets. Most recently, she produced SXSW-darling feature M.F.A. and Daddy’s Playground (Mammoth FF ‘19).
In 2020, she produced, acted & released Pamela & Ivy, an origin story for Gotham City's legendary super-villain - Poison Ivy starring Eric Roberts and directed by Leah McKendrick. Recently, she executive produced Canada’s largest festival for web series and podcasts; T.O. Webfest; held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The emerging powerhouse has been called a “tour de force from the indie film industry” (Broadway World) and “one of Canada’s most impressive young producers” (Indiescreen) ! In addition, her directorial debut music video for Common Deer’s song Glass (Redux) was called “divine” (Indie88).
She has been lucky to work with some of the biggest names in the biz such as Eastwood and Roberts, and for some of the largest brands; EA Sports, NHL, UGG, Yamaha to name a few, and on projects that spark conversations around the globe.
To connect online: @mariahowen.