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Hey, I'm Marla Yost &!

New York, New York

I am an actor and writer based in NYC, but originally from Iowa. I studied theater and history at Vassar College, and earned an MFA in acting from PlayMakers Repertory Company at UNC-Chapel Hill. I am currently in pre-production with 15-501 for a web series I co-wrote with Marshall Spann, called "Ollie and Molly Can't Get Arrested". 

 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Backup Plan

New York Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Fired for being trans, a devoted grade school teacher decides the only solution is suicide, but an unexpected visit complicates her plan.

105%

This project got the green light!

Lost Bayou

Lafayette Feature
Drama, Family

A struggling addict ventures out into the Louisiana swamp to discover that her estranged faith healer father is hiding a troubling secret.

118%

This project got the green light!

Little Evil Bookshop

Seattle Feature
Comedy, Satire

When the world's most powerful occult leader visits a modest mystic bookshop, its owner must impress him at all costs.

83%

This project got the green light!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin Feature
Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.

105%

This project got the green light!

"SURE-FIRE" - Development Funding Phase II

New York Feature
Comedy, Crime

SURE-FIRE is a comedy about a NYC con man having a mid-life crisis who stumbles into becoming a movie producer to pay off gangsters.

152%

This project got the green light!

Interference

New York Short
Drama, Thriller

A violent altercation between a police officer and a black man left one person dead. A couple passing by must decide what they believe.

85%

This project got the green light!

Self Portrait

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!

An Act of Terror

Charlotte Short
Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.

150%

This project got the green light!

The Adventures of Penny Patterson

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!

OR DIE TRYING

Los Angeles Series
Drama

Four ambitious women attempt to achieve their own definition of success while dealing with the struggles of being a millennial in Hollywood.

82%

This project got the green light!

Ollie and Molly Can't Get Arrested

New York Series
Comedy

Ollie and Molly can't get arrested. Or so they think! Follow the misadventures of two unemployed actors in this comedic romp through NYC.

89%

This project got the green light!

Custodian

Los Angeles Short
Animation, Fantasy

The macabre account of a man whose inner demons drive him to seek redemption in the aftermath of bloodshed.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Space Between

Los Angeles Short
Drama

Rachel struggles with who she thinks she should be as a married woman, while trying to reconcile with having lost her mother at a young age.

100%

This project got the green light!

Solus

Memphis Short
Fantasy, Thriller

Enslaved to a gothic, Victorian house of the underworld, an orphan plots her escape but is haunted by the secrets lurking within the house.

106%

This project got the green light!

Sure-Fire

New York Feature
Comedy, Crime

A NYC con man having a mid-life crisis stumbles into becoming a movie producer to pay off gangsters trying to kill him.

220%

This project got the green light!

Things I Hate

New York Series
Comedy

A nice gal endures the indignities and humiliations of life in the big city, one episode at a time.

83%

This project got the green light!

Bad Kids

Cape Girardeau Short
Thriller, Crime

We all have a bad streak in us.

108%

This project got the green light!

Kinesthesia

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Frustrated at her inability to accurately remember a particular time of happiness in her life, Minny sets out to find it again.

141%

This project got the green light!

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