Mairzee Almas is a Vancouver based television director experienced in drama, action and science fiction. Her early training included graduating from both the Vancouver Film School Foundation Film Program and the 2 year actor training program at The F.T.S. Performing Arts Conservatory in Vancouver. She earned a “Best Direction” nomination from the Directors Guild of Canada for her “Smallville” episode entitled “Identity.” Working as a 1st AD for many years gave Mairzee unique access to a wealth of different directors and styles. In addition, Mairzee benefited from the mentorship of several of the directors with whom she worked.
2015 Leo Awards Best Direction Dramatic Series (Nominated) Ascension “Night Three, Part 1”
2015 Leo Awards Best Direction Dramatic Series (Nominated) Motive “Overboard”
2009 The Director’s Guild of Canada Best Director Smallville “Identity” (Nominated)
Judith Weston – “Script Analysis and Rehearsal Techniques for Directors” Judith Weston Studio, Los Angeles, CA.
Judith Weston – “Acting for Directors” Judith Weston Studio, Los Angeles, CA.
Women in the Director’s Chair Banff School of the Arts, Banff, Alta. 2003
Foundation Film Making: Full Time Program Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, B.C. 1993
Professional Theater & Film Training F.T.S. Performing Arts Conservatory, Vancouver, B.C. 1990