GLORIA MERCER WAS BORN AND RAISED IN EAST VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
She graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2016, majoring in film and minoring in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies.
Her most recent film Hekademia was supported by the National Film Board and the Canada Council for the Arts, and is now touring the festival circuit. It recently won Best Sci-Fi at the Oscar-Qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival.
In May 2018, she completed All Happened Before, the inaugural project from her production company, See Horse Films, founded with her partner and collaborator, Aidan West.
Her short film Bombing screened at over 30 film festivals in North America and Europe, winning best in its category at the Whistler Film Festival, and screening at Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival.
Read a review of Hekademia on the film blog Film Threat.
Watch Bombing as part of the NSI Online Short Film Festival.
Read about Bombing on The Mary Sue’s profile of Filmmakers to Watch.
Read about her experience bringing Bombing to the Bentonville Film Festival here.
Check out her new production company, See Horse Films.