Mary Lampson is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker and editor. Lampson co-edited the Academy Award–winning documentary classic Harlan County, USA. She has worked with documentary legends like Barbara Kopple, Emile de Antonio, Ricky Leacock, and D.A. Pennebaker.
She also produced and directed Until She Talks, a 40-minute dramatic film that aired on the PBS series American Playhouse, and 25 short live-action films for Sesame Street.
Recent projects include: Trouble the Water (Tia Lessin and Carl Deal), Kimjonglilia (NC Heikin), Queen of Versailles (Lauren Greenfield), This Changes Everything (Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein), The Islands and the Whales (Mike Day), The Bad Kids (Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe), Eating Animals (Christopher Quinn) and Generational Wealth (Lauren Greenfield.)
She has been both a fellow and advisor at the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Editing and Story Lab and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.