Marina Shron

Marina Shron

Cuckoo's Nest Films

Director, playwright and screenwriter in New York City, New York

About Marina

Marina Shron

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.

Name: Marina Shron

Lives in: New York City, New York

Company: Cuckoo's Nest Films

Occupation: Director, Playwright and Screenwriter

Unique traits: Russian born; combines European and American sensibilities; strong female leads.


  • 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


  • Sea Child

    Sea Child (2014)
    Film (short) by Zulutime Media Writer/Director

  • Buddha's Little Finger

    Buddha's Little Finger (2014)
    Film by Rohfilm, Germany Co-Writer

  • Lullaby for Ray

    Lullaby for Ray (2012)
    Film (short) by Cuckoo's Nest Films Writer/Director

  • Christina and Nikki

    Christina and Nikki (2010)
    Film (short) by Laughing Donut Writer

  • Eden

    Eden (2007)
    Theater by Chashama, NYC Writer

  • Time and the Beast

    Time and the Beast (2006)
    Theater by English Theatre, Berlin Writer

  • Christina

    Christina (2005)
    Theater by Soho Rep Theatre, NYC Writer

  • Mitya's Ordeal

    Mitya's Ordeal (2002)
    Theater by Lincoln Center Festival Writer

  • King of Rats

    King of Rats (2001)
    Theater Writer

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