Mary Mazzio, an award-winning documentary film director, Olympic athlete, and former law firm partner, is Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs, Inc., an independent film production company dedicated to making socially impactful films. Mazzio wrote, directed, and produced highly-acclaimed and award-winning films, including I AM JANE DOE (which catalyzed bipartisan federal legislation and was featured on The Today Show); Underwater Dreams (which raised $100 million dollars with the White House for underserved students and was featured on The Colbert Report); TEN9EIGHT (called “one of the most inspirational films you will ever see” by Tom Friedman in The New York Times); A Hero for Daisy (which inspired a lawsuit that was decided years later by the US Supreme Court, called “a landmark film” by the New York Times); The Apple Pushers (with an innovative partnership with Whole Foods); Apple Pie (called “priceless” by The New York Times and “fantastic” by NPR), and I am Little Red (an animated short written with Academy-Award nominee, Alec Sokolow (Toy Story).
Her newest documentary film, A Most Beautiful Thing, narrated by Academy Award-winning artist, Common, and produced with NBA stars Grant Hill and Dwyane Wade, and recently featured on the TODAY Show, was called “an amazing film,” by Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times; “evocative” by The Los Angeles Times; “poignant” by The New York Times, “an absolute must watch” by Deadspin, and “one of the most important documentaries of this decade,” by ChicagoNow.
An Olympic athlete (1992 Olympic Games - Rowing), Mazzio is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Georgetown Law School. She is the recipient of several awards including an honorary degree from Mount Holyoke College; the Ricky Martin Foundation Humanitarian Award; the Hope Award (from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children); the Women's Sports Foundation Journalism Award; a Gracie Award; a Myra Sadker Gender Equity Curriculum Award; a Henry Luce Foundation Fellowship (to Korea); a Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellowship (to France); and an American Heritage Award (from the American Immigration Council).
Mazzio’s work has been supported by The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, The Bezos Family Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Angel Foundation, Co-Star, The Lovelight Foundation, New Balance, Welch’s, 3M, Campbell’s Soup, BlackRock, The John Templeton Foundation, Staples, The Virginia Piper Charitable Trust, Babson College, Life Is Good, Nike, Clif Bar, Staples, Wellesley College, The Massachusetts Department of Education, the Kauffman Foundation, the Sahsen Foundation, among others. She is currently Filmmaker-in-Residence at Babson College.