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MUSE TV recently talked with director Ann Marie Pace and actress Mandahla Rose on their Bite Size Halloween short, UPROOTED.

Using a little magic to revive a houseplant has unexpected consequences.

Ann Marie Pace is a writer/director raised in Tennessee and based in Los Angeles. Growing up Mexican American and bisexual, she is drawn to stories of identity and discovering your inner truth when you don’t just fit one box. Raised in a family of anthropologists, Ann Marie puts an immense amount of care and consideration into being authentic to characters, their culture, and their truths. She tells stories from multicultural perspectives to help create bridges of understanding. 

Ann Marie was selected as one of 6 directors in the Disney Launchpad Shorts Program. The Launchpad program serves as an entry point for emerging filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds who will have the opportunity to present diverse perspectives through the production of original, live-action short films under the mentorship of creative executives from across The Walt Disney Company. 

Ann Marie received her MFA in Directing at UCLA. Her thesis film BEYOND THE GATE, shot in the Brazilian Amazon, won 1st place in the DGA Student Film Awards Latino Category, Best Student Film at the Brazil International Film Festival, and was a Caucus Foundation Grant Winner.

Check out UPROOTED Bite Size Halloween short on Hulu today at