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Mari Abe

The Cayman Story Company Ltd.
Cayman Islands

Like many Cinematographers, Mari Abe started her career as a photographer in 1988 and only officially entered the filmmaking world in 2009. In 2010 Mari joined Beneficial Entertainment Ltd. as a Cinematographer under the mentorship of Elifer Santos and Ben Hud. Since then she has earned numerous awards, among them the Belize International Film Festival Award for Best Music Video 2013,  as well as local awards for outstanding contribution and socially conscious filmmaking by the Cayman Islands Red Cross and the Ministry of Education& the Family Resource Centre respectively. 


In 2014 Mari directed her first social documentary film produced “UNSPEAKABLE – Confronting Child Sexual Abuse in the Cayman Islands”.  She also worked on two other short films- “Imaginary Friend” (directed by Trevor Murphy) and “Influenced Remy” (directed by Ben Hud) both which will premiere at Cayfilm 2015.