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Hey, I'm Marina!

Los Angeles, California

storyteller, filmmaker, actor. 

NYU Tisch School graduate, where she trained with the Atlantic Theater Company

 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Consent

Los Angeles • Comedy, Musical

A short comedy about a serious subject.


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The Unknown Country

Dallas • 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


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Muscle Memory: a short film

Los Angeles • LGBTQ, Romantic 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.


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Singing to the Sheep

Orange • Drama, Family

George, a young shepherd with a passion for singing must overcome his parents' disapproval to join the local church choir


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A Day Unto Nothing

Orange • Drama, Shorts Program

The day before the funeral of his older brother, a young skater attempts to escape his newfound existential fears by having a normal day.


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RAMP

New York • Comedy, Drama

A woman becomes obsessed with returning a portable ramp to Home Depot, years after she bought it for her recently-deceased husband.


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MR. TALENTED

Los Angeles • Drama

Mr. Talented follows a space-obsessed photographer whose life and sanity unravel as he tries to make a name for himself in the art world.


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Shabu

Los Angeles • Drama, Thriller

After America has placed a "kill-all" order on anyone dealing in drug trade, a photojournalist discovers the corrupt world she lives in.


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Pretty Dudes - Season Two

Los Angeles • Comedy, LGBTQ

The "pretty boy curse" may be over, but is their luck changing for the better? The Dudes make new friends and face new challenges.


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Loreen's Gotta Boogie

New York • Comedy, Music

Cultural misfit and aspiring dancer, Loreen, embarks on a journey of self discovery after stumbling upon an audition of a lifetime.


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The Ascent

Los Angeles • Crime, Fantasy

A master interrogator on the Los Angeles Police Department faces his greatest opponent in a murder suspect claiming supernatural origins.


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Pasărea

Madrid • Drama, Foreign Film

There are millions of human slaves in the world- Vera is just one more. Hay milliones de esclavos en este mundo-Vera es solo una más.


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Made Public

Los Angeles • Comedy, Shorts Program

A fast-paced, poignant comedy about a groom whose reservations about marriage go viral on the eve of his wedding. *2017 Emergence Winner*


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Brace Face

Orange • Comedy

Determined to have a perfect first kiss, 16-year-old April's braces get locked with her unexpected crush in front of the entire school.


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The Heathen Shane Stevens

Minneapolis • Comedy, Satire

To believe... or not to believe?


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Junie & Frank

New York • Comedy, Family

Frank's granddaughter, Junie, won't answer his calls. So he fibs a little.


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Wait

New York • Drama

WAIT explores the unity and connection between strangers at an abortion clinic.


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Steps

Los Angeles • Drama

The story of 6 individuals through 3 decades of their lives on their journey from addiction to sobriety.


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Showtime

New York • Action, Drama

Showtime follows Darius & his brother who dance on NYC trains to earn honest money, when an opportunity comes, Darius's loyalty is tested.


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COURT

Orange • Comedy

Calvin and Chester try to solve the mystery of why Calvin is entirely unable to impress the recently-moved-in girl next door.


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Wise Gals

Boston • Crime, Drama

In an alternate 1980s underground, organized crime is ruled by women. Up-and-coming mobster Sophia is ready to take the throne.


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Coming Home: Celebrating the Women Airforce Service Pilots in 2017

Los Angeles • Documentary

A group of the last surviving Women Airforce Service Pilots, all in their 90s, return to Avenger Field, for what may be their last reunion.


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The Resistance

New York • Action, LGBTQ

In 2020, the USA is now The Regime Republic. Galvanized by the increasing lack of freedoms, two friends start a resistance movement.


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A Whole New World

Los Angeles • Music, Experimental

A music video for an inventive new arrangement of A Whole New World questions our use of technology.


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Control

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

A woman suffering from OCD tries to write a suicide note that takes into consideration every single loose end in her life.


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The Night Runner

New York • Drama, Thriller

If you were fearless, what would you do?


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Jesse's Girl

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

At her bridal shower, a bride-to-be acknowledges her doubts, begs for help and takes action—with catastrophic consequences.


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Hutterite

Sioux Falls • Drama

Marigold, a young girl living in a Hutterite Colony must choose between her life in the commune and the freedom of the outside world.


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Mandated

New York • Comedy, Drama

No one thinks they need therapy... until they're in it.


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Wed-Locked

Los Angeles • Comedy

Robert and Denise, a recently married couple, do their best to put differences aside and navigate the beautiful minefield called marriage.


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Self Portrait

New York • Drama, Experimental

A young woman reflects on the authenticity of her parents marriage in a staged dinner scene revealing three individual perspectives.


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Nia On Vacation

Patras • Drama, Comedy

Escape is relative.


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Me, My Mom & Sharmila - From Stage to Screenplay

Chicago • Comedy, Drama

An intergenerational story of three South Asian women, a daughter, her mother & a Bollywood icon, whose destinies collide.


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Nanay Ko

Los Angeles • Musical, Comedy

A Filipino-American Musical. After her father's passing, Christine must save the family restaurant from failing, putting her dreams on hold.


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Exposure

Pepin • Romance, LGBTQ

Two women set off on separate journeys of self-reflection and contemplation. What happened between them? How did the relationship die?


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e.ro.sion, noun

Jersey City • Romance, Sci-Fi

Following the ending of a relationship, a girl slips into a parallel reality where her heart and soul slowly disappear before her eyes.


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Abby and Tabby Alone in the Desert

Los Angeles • Comedy

A modern day Thelma and Louise... with aliens... and it's a comedy.


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The Adventures of Penny Patterson

New York • Comedy, Teen

Penny faces growing obstacles to winning the science fair after her boyfriend becomes a superhero.


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A Rugby Story

Benghazi • Documentary, Sport

A group of rugby players from Benghazi cope with the politics of a civil war as they come together to form Libya’s first national team.


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Her-POW! New Adventures of Vintage Comic Book Heroines!

Los Angeles • Action, Other

All new live-action adventures from 3 heroines from the Golden Age of comic books: The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman!


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To Life

Austin • Comedy, Fantasy

When grief and laughter meet, the worst advice may be the best.


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The Last Clinics

McAllen • Documentary

"The Last Clinics" follows abortion clinics and communities at the center of the battle against reproductive rights.


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Distance

Los Angeles • Romantic Comedy

a long distance love story told from two perspectives - HIS (directed by a fella) and HERS (directed by a lady)


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RIVER

Orange • Drama, LGBTQ

River is a film about how gender defines our world . Our main character River must choose between conforming to society or co


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Biophilia

Petaluma • Thriller, Shorts Program

When an animal dies under her watch, an isolated new farmer is pushed to prove her worth.


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Again

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

A man watches Groundhog Day again, and again, and again, as a strange woman fixes him lunch. Will the heart recover what the mind has lost?


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Seekers of the Lost Worlds

Wesley Chapel • Adventure, Fantasy

After receiving a mysterious ancient tablet, two unlikely adventurers are set on quest to find the lost continent of Atlantis.


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About a Donkey

New York • Comedy, LGBTQ

A quirky ensemble comedy about growing up, about growing old, and about a donkey.


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The After Party

Los Angeles • Mystery, Thriller

A well-known party girl stops in a dive bar for a nightcap and discovers she shares a horrific secret with four mysterious women.


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EMIKO

Seattle • Horror, Thriller

A kind caregiver watches over a deeply ill woman only to discover not everything appears as it seems and something far sinister lies within.


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Cowboy Poetry

Elko • Documentary, Western

A short film about the 2017 National Cowboy Poetry gathering that observes cowboy musicians and poets both on and off the stage


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Quality Problems

Burbank • Comedy

Poster Family To-Do-list: Throw perfect eight-year-old's birthday party, find wandering Grandpa and deal with cancer in the left boob.


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EUTHANASIA

Washington • Drama, Thriller

A short film about a woman who euthanizes those who want to die while struggling with her own will to live.


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Going Mental

Orange • Drama, Musical

Two students find the right way to fit in while dealing with social anxiety and depression, connecting through a band they both listen to.


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Royally: An Original Series

New York • Comedy

A millennial burnout runs a private princess party company as a front for small-time cons, petty theft, and drug peddling.


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Sell Your Body

New York • Comedy, Horror

A millennial horror story about dating apps.


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The Benefits of Gusbandry

Portland • Comedy, LGBTQ

Love is so gay. One Woman, One Man, a lot of weed, a little crying and NO sexual attraction whatsoever. "Hilarious, irreverent.." - OUT.com


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Avowed

Los Angeles • Drama, Shorts Program

A young nun to be struggles to understand why her patient lacks sentience. A film about disability, feminism, and tested faith.


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Half the Picture

Los Angeles • Documentary

HALF THE PICTURE is a feature documentary about working women directors in Hollywood.


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F*ck Yes Series

Los Angeles • Romance, Comedy

F*ck Yes! is what affirmative consent sounds like. Sex made hotter. SoSFW (sort of Safe For Work.)


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The Karate Tortoise Series

New York • Comedy, Sci-Fi

A Damsel goes on a quest to protect the clumsy superhero, Karate Tortoise, from becoming the lunch of the evil chef, Fatty Bonati.


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The Disenchantment of a Young Adult and a Wild Child

New York • Drama

Rachel and Hazel return to their hotel, giddy from a night of drinking in Prague. But the euphoria of the night shatters as the sisters talk


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Eudaemonia

New York • Comedy, Drama

A serendipitous mistake leads to a fleeting encounter between a traveller and a reclusive New Yorker. A film about the power of connection.


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Mrs. Drake

Denver • Drama

It takes courage and strength to raise a child but it's constant doubt that consumes a parent.


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Dreams of Daraa (Formerly Entitled The Language of Laughter)

Los Angeles • Documentary, War

A riveting, up-close portrait of the Syrian refugee crisis, told through the eyes of one brave young mother and her three daughters.


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Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

A scripted ensemble dramedy based on nine real abortion stories


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Jerry the Peddler

New York • Documentary

Experience the squatting scene on New York City's Lower East Side through the life of its most colorful organizer.


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Please Be Love

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

Nelly, a washed up dancer, falls head over heels in love and gets caught in the middle of a sticky family feud and a national disaster.


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Ordinary Women

San Francisco • Animation, History

Feminist Frequency's new video series about defying stereotypes, challenging the status quo, and being extraordinary.


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Electric Bleau

Atlanta • Thriller

In 1980’s New Orleans, a biracial punk rocker must destroy a cursed heirloom before she repeats the same deadly cycle as her ancestors.


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Bwitches: The Series

Los Angeles • Comedy

Bwitches is a comedy about two friends, who happen to be witches, navigating what it means to be young women in LA.


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37 Problems

Los Angeles • Comedy, Romantic Comedy

A single 37 year-old screenwriter is totally focused on her career until she finds out she has one egg left.


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DARCY (formerly "This is Nowhere")

Ypsilanti Charter Township • Drama, Teen

A teenage girl's awakening in the sunlight of harsh reality.


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OMA

New York • Drama

To complete her thesis, a PhD candidate must get the Holocaust testimony of her estranged grandmother.


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Some Girls' Mothers

• Drama

Uninspired by her own mother’s taste in music, ten year old Grace sneaks records from her friend's mom’s collection.


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Girl Trip

Sacramento • Comedy, Horror

Best friends take a road trip that ends in bloodshed.


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The Openers

Los Angeles • Comedy

3 aspiring stand up comediennes are chronicled by an inexperienced film student as they try to pull off the biggest show of their lives.


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First Girl I Loved

Los Angeles • Drama, LGBTQ

A lesbian high-schooler in Los Angeles falls in love with a young woman even more conflicted about her sexuality than she is.


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A New York Pair

New York • Romantic Comedy

What happens when Molly and Charles must decide between ambition and love in New York City?


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Little Cabbage

Atlanta • Thriller

An eccentric composer in the 1950's is given a magical instrument that distorts her relationships.


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Everybody Does It

• Comedy

A young woman searches for her own orgasm


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Directed by Women

• Global Celebration

Inviting the world to fall madly in love with & wildly celebrate women filmmakers & their films.


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There is a New World Somewhere

Los Angeles • Drama

A troubled woman is seduced by a stranger who takes her on a road trip through America's deep south.


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In Honor Of

Los Angeles • Drama

A woman comes home to a family gathering only to discover that she has walked into her own execution


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Sheila Scorned

Los Angeles • Satire, Shorts Program

A grindhouse short starring a quick-witted stripper who's out to get even with the men in her way.


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Charlotte

Los Angeles • Drama

A drama about those moments of childhood that never leave us.


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Movement + Location

Brooklyn • Sci-Fi

A woman in Brooklyn learns the hard way that you can't always leave the past behind you.


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Movies & Shows I Recommend

Farah tries to lose her virginity while on the 2004 campaign trail with her best friends.

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Farah Goes Bang

2015

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The best way to deal with the worst in life is to do it with friends.

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Like the Water

2012

 • Feature

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