Mary Lambert

Active - 1987 - 2011  |   Born - Oct 13, 1951   |   Genres - Horror, Culture & Society

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Biography by Andrea LeVasseur

Like David Fincher, filmmaker Mary Lambert started her career by directing Madonna's music videos. In the early days of MTV, she directed "Borderline," "Material Girl," and, eventually, the groundbreaking video for "Like a Prayer." She also did videos for Janet Jackson and Bobby Brown, as well as commercials, video games, and Saturday Night Live shorts. In 1987, she made her feature film debut with the mysterious psychological thriller Siesta. Starring Ellen Barkin, Gabriel Byrne, and Julian Sands, the film was nominated at the Independent Spirit Awards for Best First Feature. Next up for Lambert were the horror flicks Pet Sematary and Pet Sematary Two. In the '90s, she worked mainly on made-for-TV movies and thrillers. On series television, she directed episodes of HBO's Tales From the Crypt, Showtime's Drive-In Classics, and VH1's version of the Twilight Zone, Strange Frequency. In 2000, she made both Clubland (shot with a handheld camera following around aspiring musicians in L.A.) and the (teen thriller The In Crowd, before moving back to horror films later in the decade with Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, The Attic, and High Midnight. In 2007, she directed, produced, and photographed the documentary 14 Women, a film profiling the female members of the U.S. Senate.

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