Hey, I'm Mariana!

Los Angeles, California

Mariana is a native of the island of Florianopolis in southern Brazil, but she resides in Los Angeles where she moved to pursue a career in filmmaking. She is a Creative Director of the artist collective MARACA, located in Venice Beach. Over the years, she has directed and produced several short-films which were showcased in festivals such as Creative Minds at the Marché du Film in Cannes, Cinema Diverse, LA Femme Film Festival, New York Horror Film Festival, and the Mexico International Film Festival. Currently, Mariana writes, directs and produces short-form content for MARACA, and spends most of her time working on the post-production of her feature-documentary Scab Vendor, on the life and times of legendary tattoo artist Jonathan Shaw, who is mostly known for inking several of Johnny Depp's tattoos. Mariana has developed and shot a proof of concept for her TV-Series Desterro, a crime show based on the folklore of her hometown in Brazil. Moreover, she is currently working on a TV-series about the 1980s and 1990s in the Lower East Side of Manhattan with historian and videographer Clayton Patterson, whose work is currently exhibited, archived and preserved at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

My Projects

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Displaced

New York Feature
Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.

103%

This project got the green light!

Romance Analyst

New York Feature
Comedy

A platonic love triangle between a woman, her best friend, and her therapist.

102%

This project got the green light!

I AM NOT ALONE

Hartford Short
Documentary, LGBTQ

After a diagnosis of ALS, a man determines to clarify his relationships: with his family, his community, with life itself

93%

This project got the green light!

Patient

New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Adrian Irons can recreate the symptoms of any disease, which he uses to train med students. But things get messy when the symptoms stick.

88%

This project got the green light!

SPIN - a short film

Los Angeles Short
Action, Drama

When a once-optimistic college color guard captain must work as a sign spinner to make ends meet, she's forced to reconsider her life plan.

116%

This project got the green light!

The Unknown Country

Dallas Feature
Adventure, Experimental

The discovery of a forgotten family photograph sends Isabella on a journey through the belly of America. In her solitary quest, she navigate

100%

This project got the green light!

Millie

New York Short
Drama, Thriller

On a journey to an old beach house, two women get lost in each other and explore the mysterious mirroring that occurs between them.

104%

This project got the green light!

Rendezvous in Chicago: Three Tales of Love in the Windy City

Chicago Feature
Drama, Romantic Comedy

RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO is a short comedic feature comprised of three vignettes, each corresponding to the different phases of a relationship.

101%

This project got the green light!

DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION!

New York Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

A history of queer cinema from the women who made it happen.

100%

This project got the green light!

Scab Vendor - The Life and Times of Jonathan Shaw

Los Angeles Feature
Biography, Documentary

A deep scrutiny into the life of one of America's last outlaws, Scab Vendor is the story of tattooist, writer, and pirate, Jonathan Shaw.

109%

This project got the green light!

Queen of the Capital

Washington Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

Daniel, a government bureaucrat in Washington D.C., dreams of becoming Queen of the Capital.

85%

This project got the green light!

Misdirection: a short film

Los Angeles Short
LGBTQ, Comedy

A college freshman falls in love with close-up magic as an escape from her unrequited crush on her roommate and her undiagnosed OCD.

106%

This project got the green light!

Ponyboi

Los Angeles Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Ponyboi follows an intersex runaway, living in the dumps of New Jersey, as he searches for love in all the wrong places

114%

This project got the green light!

D.I.Y.

Philadelphia Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A queer couple is determined to tie the knot their own way.

125%

This project got the green light!

CongestedCat Shorts

New York Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Character-driven, stereotype breaking short films about loss from the creators of 'Kelsey.'

120%

This project got the green light!

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