I Am Jane DoeSee All Reviews

"The real heroes are the Jane Does who are courageously pursuing this, and who motivate us. It’s not just happening in the Philippines. It’s happening here, in every strata."

- Tad Friend, The New Yorker

"Too often documentaries that take on the darkest topics are demoralizing at best and exploitative at worst. Without skirting the issue, the Jessica Chastain-narrated I AM JANE DOE upends the familiar narrative surrounding child sex trafficking to become a gripping legal thriller."

- Esquire

"It’s tough getting a consensus on anything these days, but child sex abuse and human trafficking are generally considered indefensible crimes. So who’s defending them? According to “I Am Jane Doe,” that would be Google. And Microsoft. And Facebook. And Yahoo… ‘I Am Jane Doe’ may be the rare social-issue documentary that has an effect on a social issue."

- John Anderson, The Washington Post

"a viscerally emotional case for a common-sense reassessment of the law…’I Am Jane Doe’ offers a gut-wrenching reminder that there are certain rocks we ignore at our peril."

- Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

"Mary Mazzio’s documentary ‘I Am Jane Doe’ is a whirlwind primer on the case of Backpage, a classified ads website with a serious problem...a powerful call to action to protect children over profit."

- Katie Walsh, The Los Angeles Times

Underwater DreamsSee All Reviews

"The movie is Underwater Dreams… Order it now!"

- Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report. Stephen interviews Mary Mazzio and Oscar Vazquez on The Colbert Report.

"The awards-worthy “Underwater Dreams” is by turns rousing and heartbreaking, and organically touches on important social issues"

- Michael Ordoña, The San Francisco Chronicle

"Those scraggly Latino kids on the corner you might think are thugs could be the next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg if given half a chance. To understand why that's more than a platitude, check out Underwater Dreams, a seemingly modest human interest film that may be the most politically significant documentary since Waiting for Superman…"

- Jonathan Alter, The Daily Beast.

"The year is just half over, but already a contender for best documentary of 2014 is looming with Mary Mazzio’s Underwater Dreams. What starts out as a high-school competition study—compelling enough on its own, as so many of these like-themed films are—pulls a breathtaking fast one in its second half, expanding its basic inspirational theme to embrace an even larger message, with an organic efficacy that is nothing short of astonishing."

- David Noh, Film Journal.

"Moving and insightful… a telling snapshot of our nation’s class and cultural divide."

- Gary Goldstein, The Los Angeles Times.

"Modest yet meaningful, “Underwater Dreams” has a political point of view, shining light on underground Americans who deserve recognition…. starkly reinforces this film's contribution to a continuing dialogue."

- David Dewitt, The New York Times.

Ten9Eight Shoot for the MoonSee All Reviews

"Obama should arrange for this movie to be shown in every classroom in America. It is the most inspirational, heartwarming film you will ever see…"

- Tom Friedman, New York Times. Read the Article

"Forget the Blindside, see Ten9Eight"

- Carl Franzen, The Atlantic. Read the Article

"I found this film inspiring… it should be compulsory viewing in high schools around the country… what I loved about it was the way the stories are told and how moving it was…"

- LA film critic, Lael Lowenstein, Variety, speaking on NPR. Listen to the Full Review

"very well made piece…If every teenager were as charming, smart, funny and well-spoken as these, the world would be a better place"

- Mike Hale, New York Times. Read the Full Review

"Why You Should Watch Mary Mazzio’s New Documentary… The big takeaway from Mary Mazzio’s powerful new documentary, Ten9Eight, is clear: entrepreneurship skills training for at-risk teens will increase the odds they stay in school."

- Nick Leiber, Business Week. Read the Article

The Apple PushersSee All Reviews

Emotionally, the film packs a wallop..."

- Tracie McMillan, The Atlantic. Read the Article.

"The Apple Pushers could be this year's Waiting for Superman..."

– Cinema Blend Read the Blog

"In this fascinating and engaging film, writer/director Mary Mazzio takes the viewer into the worlds of pushcarts in New York, immigration, the American dream, nutrition (or lack thereof) in certain neighborhoods and laborious administrative process and shows how those things all converge in the stories of five individuals."

- Nancy Colasurdo, Fox Business, Read the Article

"Mary Mazzio, a filmmaker who documented the stories of several vendors struggling to make a go of it, as well as the political battle to start the Green Cart program in a film titled The Apple Pushers, noted that “seeing these first-time entrepreneurs slowly begin realizing a vision for a better life through the mechanism of a push cart” struck her as a story that “crossed the generations."

- David Bornstein, The New York Times, Read the Article

A Hero for DaisySee All Reviews

"a landmark film"

- Martha Ackmann, New York Times. Read the Review


- John Walters, Sports Illustrated. Read the Review


- TV Guide



Apple PieSee All Reviews

"warm and illuminating…told with deftness and emotion…priceless"

- Richard Sandomir, New York Times. Read the Review


- Bill Littlefield, NPR


- Larry Stewart, Los Angeles Times


- Miles O’Brien, CNN

An Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide recommended pick

Lemonade StoriesSee All Reviews

"With a mother like his, no wonder Richard Branson became an entrepreneurial dynamo…the film raises critical questions that experts are debating more than ever…"

- Jim Hopkins, USA Today – Cover Story. Read the Article.

"The film brings out what can never really be shown on a business spreadsheet."

- Stacy Teicher, Christian Science Monitor. Read the Article.

"This is as good as it gets..."

- Al Mayers, Bloomberg Radio

"It blew me away..."

- George T. Marshall, Executive Director, Rhode Island International Film Festival

Other Reviews

Mary was asked to write an Op-Ed about Lemonade Stories in Also – see coverage about Mazzio here:, Financial Times,, Exhale Magazine, Cambridge Trust Podcast, Skyword