BIOGRAPHY

Mairzee Almas has been directing television in the US and Canada for over 15 years. She began her career as a PA and went onto become a first AD on features and television. Eventually, she directed an episode of Smallville and her career took off from there. She’s directed on multiple genre-driven shows like THE 100, THE LAST SHIP, ARROW, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, 12 MONKEYS, IZOMBIE amongst many others. Her directing work encompasses network, basic, premium cable and streaming outlets.
Mairzee received her formal education 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’s been nominated for multiple directing awards including for Smallville and Motive.
She lives in Vancouver and works all around the world.

AWARDS

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)

EDUCATION

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

Mairzee Almas on the set of “The 100 – Rubicon”

Mairzee Almas directs Marie Avgeropouos and Ricky Whittle on the set of “The 100 – Rubicon”

Mairzee Almas directs Marie Avgeropouos and Ricky Whittle on the set of “The 100 – Rubicon”

Mairzee Almas directs Anna Silk and Ksenia Solo on “Lost Girl”

Mairzee Almas on the set of “Motive”

Mairzee Almas directs on the set of “Being Human” Montreal

Beauty and the Beast wins 2013 People’s Choice Award “Favorite New TV Drama Award”

Mairzee Almas on the Set of Smallville “Nemesis” with cinematographer Glen Winter

Mairzee Almas and Laura Vandervoort
on Smallville “Supergirl” set

Allison Mack and Mairzee Almas
on Smallville “Hex” set