Marina Viscun

Writer, Director, Producer

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Marina Viscun is a double Telly-winning Moldovan-American filmmaker. She has been honored with two Telly Awards (BIG VOICE documentary, 2018; JOURNEY TO SAFETY PSA, 2012), multiple Best Documentary awards from Heartland, NewFilmmakers LA, and South Dakota Film Festivals (BIG VOICE, 2015), and Grand Jury and Audience Awards from NewFilmmakers LA (ODE TO LOS ANGELES, 2011) as a producer. She is currently producing the AFI DWW short HELLO FROM TAIWAN by Tiffany Frances. Marina’s notable screenwriting credits include her feature SEEDS (semi-finalist, Athena List 2018; 1st round finalist, Sundance Screenwriting Lab 2016) and TV pilot DRESS BLUES (quarter-finalist, Big Break 2017). Marina writes character-driven rom-coms, sci-fi, horror, and period screenplays, teleplays, and stage plays, as well as shorts that she directs. She is participating in the GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE 2019 Veterans Writing and Performance Project developing a monologue about her experience in the US Navy. Viscun's directorial debut was the experimental music video NUKE CITY (2014), followed by the LACMA-supported military short SCRATCH ON METAL (2016). She is in post-production on her LGBTQ+ short LAST NIGHT, in preproduction on her sexual violence short REVERSE, and in development on her foreign-language drama SEEDS. Marina Viscun is the President of Pingvin Productions, Founder of the #WeAreWITI women’s collective, and former Head of Production at PULSE FILMS US and Producer at CAVIAR LA. She is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors, Women in Media, and Veterans in Media & Entertainment. She is trilingual (English, Russian, and Romanian) and a US Navy veteran.