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

BEFORE THE STORM

New York City, New York Short
Drama, Fantasy

A young woman and her estranged father arrive in New York City on the eve a hurricane threatens to make landfall.

96%

This project got the green light!

The Patients

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Family

How do you explain #MeToo to your immigrant parents? The Patients tells the story of a loving, yet lukewarm family learning to heal together

124%

This project got the green light!

The Bachelorette Party

Orcas, Washington Feature
Comedy, Horror

Six girlfriends go to a remote island for a bachelorette party, where they go from fighting off bad hangovers to fighting for their lives.

127%

This project got the green light!

Dom

New York City, New York Short
Drama

Two old friends reunite on the hottest day of summer.

101%

This project got the green light!

Consent

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy, Musical

A short comedy about a serious subject.

177%

This project got the green light!

The Unknown Country

Dallas, Texas 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!

Misdirection: a short film

Los Angeles, California 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!

Singing to the Sheep

Orange, California Short
Drama, Family

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

85%

This project got the green light!

A Day Unto Nothing

Orange, California Short
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.

108%

This project got the green light!

RAMP

New York City, New York Short
Comedy, Drama

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

102%

This project got the green light!

MR. TALENTED

Los Angeles, California Short
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.

136%

This project got the green light!

Shabu

Los Angeles, California Short
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.

110%

This project got the green light!

Pretty Dudes - Season Two

Los Angeles, California Series
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.

88%

This project got the green light!

Loreen's Gotta Boogie

New York City, New York Short
Comedy, Music

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

106%

This project got the green light!

The Ascent

Los Angeles, California Feature
Crime, Fantasy

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

84%

This project got the green light!

Pasărea

Madrid, Spain Short
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.

142%

This project got the green light!

Made Public

Los Angeles, California Short
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*

87%

This project got the green light!

Brace Face

Orange, California Short
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.

107%

This project got the green light!

The Heathen Shane Stevens

Minneapolis, Minnesota Series
Comedy, Satire

To believe... or not to believe?

93%

This project got the green light!

Junie & Frank

New York City, New York Short
Comedy, Family

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

81%

This project got the green light!

Wait

New York City, New York Short
Drama

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

110%

This project got the green light!

Steps

Los Angeles, California Feature
Drama

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

83%

This project got the green light!

Showtime

New York City, New York Short
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.

98%

This project got the green light!

COURT

Orange, California Short
Comedy

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

98%

This project got the green light!

Wise Gals

Boston, Massachusetts Short
Crime, Drama

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

100%

This project got the green light!

Coming Home: Celebrating the Women Airforce Service Pilots in 2017

Los Angeles, California Short
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.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Resistance

New York City, New York Short
Action, LGBTQ

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

84%

This project got the green light!

Control

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy, Drama

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

181%

This project got the green light!

The Night Runner

New York City, New York Short
Drama, Thriller

If you were fearless, what would you do?

102%

This project got the green light!

Jesse's Girl

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy, Drama

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

145%

This project got the green light!

Hutterite

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Short
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.

90%

This project got the green light!

Mandated

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Drama

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

105%

This project got the green light!

Wed-Locked

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

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

103%

This project got the green light!

Self Portrait

New York City, New York Short
Drama, Experimental

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

112%

This project got the green light!

Nia On Vacation

Patras, Greece Feature
Drama, Comedy

Escape is relative.

100%

This project got the green light!

Me, My Mom & Sharmila - From Stage to Screenplay

Chicago, Illinois Feature
Comedy, Drama

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

111%

This project got the green light!

Exposure

Pepin, Wisconsin Feature
Romance, LGBTQ

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

100%

This project got the green light!

e.ro.sion, noun

Jersey City, New Jersey Short
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.

103%

This project got the green light!

Abby and Tabby Alone in the Desert

Los Angeles, California Feature
Comedy

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

82%

This project got the green light!

The Adventures of Penny Patterson

New York City, New York Short
Comedy, Teen

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

90%

This project got the green light!

A Rugby Story

Benghazi, Libya Feature
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.

104%

This project got the green light!

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

Los Angeles, California Series
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!

88%

This project got the green light!

To Life

Austin, Texas Short
Comedy, Fantasy

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

100%

This project got the green light!

The Last Clinics

McAllen, Texas Series
Documentary

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

100%

This project got the green light!

Distance

Los Angeles, California Series
Romantic Comedy

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

100%

This project got the green light!

RIVER

Orange, California Short
Drama, LGBTQ

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

92%

This project got the green light!

Biophilia

Petaluma, California Short
Thriller, Shorts Program

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

103%

This project got the green light!

Again

Los Angeles, California Short
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?

107%

This project got the green light!

Seekers of the Lost Worlds

Wesley Chapel, Florida Feature
Adventure, Fantasy

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

106%

This project got the green light!

About a Donkey

New York City, New York Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

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

108%

This project got the green light!

The After Party

Los Angeles, California Short
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.

110%

This project got the green light!

EMIKO

Seattle, Washington Short
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.

89%

This project got the green light!

Cowboy Poetry

Elko, Nevada Short
Documentary, Western

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

114%

This project got the green light!

Quality Problems

Burbank, California Feature
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.

102%

This project got the green light!

EUTHANASIA

Washington, District of Columbia Short
Drama, Thriller

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

86%

This project got the green light!

Going Mental

Orange, California Short
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.

100%

This project got the green light!

Royally: An Original Series

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

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

102%

This project got the green light!

Sell Your Body

New York City, New York Short
Comedy, Horror

A millennial horror story about dating apps.

139%

This project got the green light!

The Benefits of Gusbandry

Portland, Oregon Series
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

103%

This project got the green light!

Avowed

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Shorts Program

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

116%

This project got the green light!

Half the Picture

Los Angeles, California Feature
Documentary

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

82%

This project got the green light!

F*ck Yes Series

Los Angeles, California Series
Romance, Comedy

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

133%

This project got the green light!

The Karate Tortoise Series

New York City, New York Series
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.

103%

This project got the green light!

The Disenchantment of a Young Adult and a Wild Child

New York City, New York Short
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

101%

This project got the green light!

Eudaemonia

New York City, New York Short
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.

100%

This project got the green light!

Mrs. Drake

Denver, Colorado Short
Drama

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

84%

This project got the green light!

Dreams of Daraa (Formerly Entitled The Language of Laughter)

Los Angeles, California Feature
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.

100%

This project got the green light!

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Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Drama

A scripted ensemble dramedy based on nine real abortion stories

92%

This project got the green light!

Jerry the Peddler

New York City, New York Feature
Documentary

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

100%

This project got the green light!

Please Be Love

Los Angeles, California Short
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.

84%

This project got the green light!

Ordinary Women

San Francisco, California Series
Animation, History

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

103%

This project got the green light!

Electric Bleau

Atlanta, Georgia Feature
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.

101%

This project got the green light!

Bwitches: The Series

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

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

112%

This project got the green light!

37 Problems

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

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

100%

This project got the green light!

Love & Vodka

Ypsilanti Charter Township, Michigan Feature
Drama, Teen

102%

This project got the green light!

OMA

New York City, New York Short
Drama

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

105%

This project got the green light!

Some Girls' Mothers

United States Short
Drama

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

84%

This project got the green light!

Girl Trip

Sacramento, California Series
Comedy, Horror

A fun road trip ends in murder and mayhem when hidden resentments between best friends surface and everyone learns the hard way never to get

106%

This project got the green light!

The Openers

Los Angeles, California Short
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.

100%

This project got the green light!

First Girl I Loved

Los Angeles, California Feature
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.

80%

This project got the green light!

A New York Pair

New York City, New York Short
Romantic Comedy

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

121%

This project got the green light!

Little Cabbage

Atlanta, Georgia Short
Thriller

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

106%

This project got the green light!

Everybody Does It

California, United States Short
Comedy

A young woman searches for her own orgasm

101%

This project got the green light!

Directed by Women

United States
Global Celebration

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

88%

This project got the green light!

There is a New World Somewhere

Los Angeles, California Feature
Drama

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

27%

This project got the green light!

In Honor Of

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama

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

114%

This project got the green light!

Sheila Scorned

Los Angeles, California Short
Satire, Shorts Program

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

98%

This project got the green light!

Charlotte

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama

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

106%

This project got the green light!

Movement + Location

Brooklyn, New York Feature
Sci-Fi

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

80%

This project got the green light!

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

 • Feature

by Meera Menon

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

by Caroline von Kuhn

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