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Faculty/Staff Members


Phone: 4366
Office: Sunset Las Palmas Studios

Mary Trunk

Instructor, Film & Television, Film, Media & Communication

MFA in Film, San Francisco Art Institute
BA in Theatre Arts with a Dance Emphasis, University of California, Santa Cruz


Mary Trunk is a filmmaker, choreographer and multi-media artist living in Altadena, CA. Her films take seemingly simple subjects—a family’s unraveling, the choices women make as they navigate identities as mothers and artists, meditation in prison, how dancers age— and illuminates how each radiates out to bigger questions: how do we make sense of our histories? What paths are available to us? How do we create meaning within our lives? She has been producing and directing documentaries, dance videos, experimental hybrid films and paintings for more than 30 years. Her work can be found at, and @marytrunk.