Marking her debut feature film, Mahoney developed “Yelling to the Sky” through the Directors and Screenwriters Sundance Institute Labs and was named an Auerbach Screenwriting Fellow, Annenberg Film Fellow, Cinereach Fellow, Maryland Fellow, IFP Narrative Lab fellow and a Tribeca Film Fellow.
Also named one of “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine, one Of ShadowAndAct/IndieWire's “Filmmakers to Watch” and one of "3 Filmmakers to Watch" in Elle Magazine's, Women In Hollywood issue.
“Yelling to the Sky,” starring Zoe Kravitz, Jason Clarke, Gabourey Sidibe and Tim Blake Nelson, had its World Premiere in Competition at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Golden Bear, thereby anointing Mahoney as only the fourth American Woman Writer/Director invited to Competition in over 61 years, followed by a North American Premiere at the SXSW Film Festival and global screenings in Competition at Deauville, Mumbai, Giffoni, Guanajuato, Urbanworld, Gen Art and Film Society Lincoln Center, among others.
Mahoney directed the Pilot “Bleached” for Issa Rae and has split the past three seasons directing “The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet,” starring Hillary Clinton, Ashley Madekwe, Jane Fonda, Gywneth Paltrow, and Chelsea Handler, and “Exhale” for Magic Johnson, while developing her event series, “Chalk_Rx.”
In the TV episodic space, Mahoney has directed on Mike O’Malley and Lebron James’ “Survivor’s Remorse” (STARZ), Ava DuVernay’s “Queen Sugar” (OWN), Shonda Rhimes’ “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), John Ridley’s “American Crime” (ABC), and Sam Taylor-Johnson’s “Gypsy” (Netflix), starring Naomi Watts. She also just wrapped on Courtney Kemp’s “Power” (STARZ) and is currently shooting “Claws” (TNT), before moving on to direct an episode of Veena Sud’s “Seven Seconds” (Netflix). Additionally, Mahoney and her team are in development on two Pilots, “51/50” and “Hunter Doe,” along with her YA feature film Sci-Fi trilogy “TopDog!” Short films include, “Wracked” starring Beau Knapp & Alexis Knapp, “Graduation” starring Don Cheadle and “Searching” starring Selena Gomez & Shiloh Fernandez.