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Macie Barefoot is a director, screenwriter, filmmaker, and photographer from Raleigh, North Carolina. From a young age, Macie was fascinated by entertainment and performing arts. Her early involvement in dance, theatre, and photography ultimately led her to develop a great love for film and television. 

Embracing her lifelong passion to pursue the arts, Macie moved to New York City at eighteen where she began studying filmmaking, directing, writing, and producing. In May 2022, Macie graduated from Marymount Manhattan College receiving her double Bachelor of Arts in Cinema, Television, & Emerging Media and Digital Media & Video Production, as well as a minor in Dance. 

Macie has diverse entertainment experience and has worked on large-scale studio television productions, award-winning independent films, live stage performances, and music videos. She has industry experience working in a variety of roles including: writer, director, producer, cinematographer, editor, production designer, art director, behind the scenes photographer, costume designer, executive assistant, and production assistant. Macie’s desire to improve the on-screen representation of the LGBTQ+ community led her to create Pride House Entertainment in 2020, where she assembled a collective of LGBTQ+ artists dedicated to making change and creating authentic depictions of the queer experience. In 2021, Macie served as Co-director and Director of Photography on the queer short film, ‘A Series of Chromatic Events’. In 2021 and 2022, Macie worked as a Production Assistant on the Netflix original series, ‘Partner Track’. In 2022, Macie wrote, directed, produced, and edited her senior thesis film ‘Lucid’, which is currently in post-production. Macie most recently worked as an Executive Assistant and Office Production Assistant on Season 2 of ABC's comedy game show 'Generation Gap', starring Kelly Ripa. ​Macie was recently named as a Semi-Finalist for the NewFest and Netflix New Voices Filmmaker Grant, a new initiative to support emerging LGBTQ+ directors.

When Macie isn’t making films, she loves watching and studying them. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, adding to her record collection, and learning about vintage cameras and film photography. It is her passion to continue writing and directing original projects with authentic, fully developed, queer characters at the forefront.

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