New York based writer/filmmaker, Marina studied film and theatre at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Her plays have been produced nationally and internationally and she received awards and funding for her work from Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as from Jerome and Fulbright foundations. Marina’s short films including her directorial debut Lullaby for Ray (2011), as well as Christina and Nikki, (2010) and The Silent Love of the Fish (2004) have screened at film festivals around the world and won awards including Best Short Film in Hamptons and Toronto and Creative Spirit Award for Originality/Creativity. Her feature films as a writer include Buddha’s Little Finger (Rohfilm,Germany – Telefilm, Canada) scheduled for release in 2015), and X-Tina (Rising Star in Screenwriting Award, Canada International Film Festival, in development). Marina’s latest film, Sea Child, premiered at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, won the Accolades Competition Award, and screened at Toronto and Aesthetica Film Festivals, 2014. Marina teaches screenwriting and film at New School University, NY.
Unique traits: Russian born; combines European and American sensibilities; strong female leads.
Film (short) by Zulutime Media Writer/Director
Buddha's Little Finger
Film by Rohfilm, Germany Co-Writer
Lullaby for Ray
Film (short) by Cuckoo's Nest Films Writer/Director
Christina and Nikki
Film (short) by Laughing Donut Writer
Theater by Chashama, NYC Writer
Time and the Beast
Theater by English Theatre, Berlin Writer
Theater by Soho Rep Theatre, NYC Writer
Theater by Lincoln Center Festival Writer
King of Rats
2 Accolades Competition Awards for "Sea Child" and "Lullaby for Ray"
Best Short at Toronto Indie Film festival for "Lullaby fir Ray"
Best Short Film at ITN LA Film Festival for "Lullaby for Ray"
Maverick Award for "Lullaby for Ray"
Rising Star in Screenwriting Award from Canada International Film Festival for "X-TINA"
Creative Spirit Award for Originality/Creativity for "Christina and Nikki"
Foundation for Contemporary Art Post-Production Grant for "Lullaby for Ray"
Fulbright Scholar Award
Best Short at Hamptons International Film festival for "The Silent Love of the Fish"
James Thurber Fellowship
Jerome Foundation Fellowship
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship