Quality Pictures is an independent production company that supports women and families and embodies values of inclusion, equity and collaboration. We realize these values by promoting family-friendly work practices and training and mentorship for traditionally underserved populations. We tell stories that upend gender / sexual / cultural / ageist stereotypes and offer opportunities for women to provoke and entertain in front of and behind the camera.
Location Services / Production for-hire services / Creative Consulting
We work with stockadeWorks.org for training and mentorship programs.
Mary Stuart Masterson
Mary Stuart Masterson’s award winning film, TV and theater career, includes roles in Some Kind of Wonderful, Fried Green Tomatoes, Benny and Joon, the title role in CBS’, Kate Brasher, and the Broadway musical, Nine. Mary Stuart directed the feature, The Cake Eaters, starring Kristen Stewart, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007. It was awarded audience and jury prizes at numerous film festivals. She also produced, Last Man Standing (2001), Tickling Leo (2009), and The Rest of Us (2017). Her pilot, Community Property, was optioned to FoxTV Studios in 2008 and then, she got pregnant…
After a hiatus to start her family, Mary Stuart moved to New York’s Hudson Valley and founded Stockade Works, a non-profit that trains, hires and mentors the local workforce in film production across all departments. In addition, Mary Stuart is the Founder of Upriver Studios, a state of the art soundstage complex opening in the Hudson Valley in 2019, and co-Founder of Storyhorse Documentary Theater Company.
Alexandra’s films, Didactic Encounter, Rabbi Rick and The Hamburger Choo Choo, Miss Alissa and Crazy Love, have screened at countless national and international festivals and venues. Her feature film, Bittersweet Place, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, garnering a special Jury Commendation and was acquired by the Sundance Channel. She is currently developing American Bollywood, about her experiences as a Bollywood screenwriter as well as the upcoming feature, Tillie and Dorry starring Mary Stuart Masterson.
Alexandra is the recipient of the Tribeca Film Institute’s Next Exposure Low Budget Independent Film Completion Grant Program. She is an alumni of The Nantucket Screenwriter’s Colony, the Film Independent Screenwriters’ Lab, a Fulbright scholar and received her MFA from The Yale School of Art.