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Marina Shron is the award-winning writer/filmmaker/author, born in Russia and based in New York.

Marina enjoyed a successful career as a playwright before turning to filmmaking. She has received awards and funding for her work from Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, James Thurber Foundation, and Fund for Mutual Understanding, among others.

Marina’s first short film as writer-director, Lullaby for Ray, starring Estelle Bajou and Alfredo Narciso (Homeland, Demolition), won awards and screened in festivals around the world, including Toronto and Cannes. Sea Child (produced in Colombia and starring Argentinian child-star Federica Cafferata) premiered at the 2015 Fantasia Film Festival and went on to screen at numerous other festivals.  

Throughout her career, Marina enjoyed close collaborations with many artists, including a filmmaker Tony Pemberton, theater artists Ian Belton, David Greenspan, Jim Findlay, and a computer scientist Dennis Shasha. She co-wrote Tony Pemberton feature film Buddha’s Little Finger (starring Toby Kebbell). She also co-authored the book of oral histories, Red Blues: Voices from The Last Wave of Russian Immigrants, with Dennis Shasha.

Marina received her MFA from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing Program. A former Fulbright scholar, she teaches screenwriting and film at the New School University.

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