Hey, I'm Marissa!

Pflugerville, Texas

Hi Everyone! My name is Marissa and I am a filmmaker based out of Austin, TX. With the help of some pretty awesome people I am in the middle of starting a production company, Little Light Films. Standing at a whopping 5'3" with the full fire of my Italian heritage in my heart, I am living proof that even the tiniest lights can brighten the darkest shadows. Little Light is based on that idea; that every story, no matter how small, is a powerful force for making our world a brighter place.

When I am not behind the scenes I am also an actor and voiceover artist! I guess you could say I just love telling stories no matter what role I'm in. When I'm not creating I love to spend time snuggling my puppies, eating all the chocolate in sight, and binge watching Netflix. I can't wait to connect with you!

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Heritage Protectors

Heraklion, Greece Film Feature
Documentary, Foreign Film

Heritage Protectors are people in Crete, Greece striving to protect their cultural, natural and agricultural heritage, which is all at risk.

82%

This project got the green light!

7 Seconds

Hamden, Connecticut Film Short
Drama

When record executive Skylar Sullivan witnesses the death of her artist, she must cope while trying to achieve what she’s always wanted.

101%

This project got the green light!

Next Steps

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Satire

When I grow up, I want to be a management consultant… said no one ever. Two high-achieving young women, seeking fulfillment from their first

125%

This project got the green light!

The Hunted: NYCSS

New York City, New York Series
Action, Comedy

When a new team of misfit slayers discover an un-killable vampire, they seek out magical help to defeat them and save New York City..

104%

This project got the green light!

Man, Oh Man

Los Angeles, California Film Short
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

Can a broken heart be mended over a dinner with friends?

81%

This project got the green light!

Benny - An Original Short Film

Hamden, Connecticut Film Short
Drama, Comedy

Two lost souls, a little girl and a high school dropout, meet in a diner and form an unforgettable bond over the loneliness of independence.

124%

This project got the green light!

The Missed

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

When unhealed wounds are left to fester, this family must face a haunting and unforeseen reality.

106%

This project got the green light!

Crescendo

Hamden, Connecticut Film Short
Drama, Music

When Keith Taylor is pulled back into the jazz scene, he is forced to make the hard decision of playing with his hearing aids or not playing

81%

This project got the green light!

The Uncredited

Williamstown, Massachusetts Film Short
Horror, Thriller

A young actress is persuaded to show a found footage film she was in as a teenager, only too reveal that it holds a dark secret to her past.

101%

This project got the green light!

When Our Neighborhood Burned

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary, Drama

At the height of a riot, not many stop & think about the long term effects on their community. For some, the after effects are everlasting.

124%

This project got the green light!

Abandoned

Austin, Texas Film Short
Horror, Sci-Fi

Haunted by her ambitions, an artist struggles against her own self-doubt and fights to regain control of her creative ambitions.

83%

This project got the green light!

I Propose We Break Up

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

When Clara's Prince Charming gets cold feet, wedding obsessed Clara begins to unravel the filters that keep her from choosing herself.

82%

This project got the green light!

Chicken House

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Film Feature
Comedy, Horror

A new roommate shakes up the lives of 3 actresses, 2 Latter Days Saints and a poltergeist.

86%

This project got the green light!

GARDENIA

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Thriller

A lone pandemic survivor must submit to a dark fate before reaching her final destination.

159%

This project got the green light!

Everything I Never Told You

Richardson, Texas Film Short
Drama, Family

A self-involved college drop-out coping with loss, watches her sister struggle with grieving while trying to navigate through life

80%

This project got the green light!

The Philanthropist

Hamden, Connecticut Film Short
Comedy

A disheveled, recently dismissed teacher struggles with morality as she decides what lengths she’ll go to for her beloved misfit nephew.

103%

This project got the green light!

Snowland

Park City, Utah Film Feature
Documentary

A woman creates a fantasy realm she calls Snowland to escape her dark past as a child bride in a secretive polygamous sect.

153%

This project got the green light!

A Miseducation: The Case for Consent

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary

A documentary following the importance of consent education as a first step towards addressing America's sexual assault crisis.

87%

This project got the green light!

Fading

Savannah, Georgia Film Short
Romance, Experimental

In a world where inner emotions are expressed in color, a young man, drained of color, faces a dilemma in his relationship.

111%

This project got the green light!

Le Bon Chef

Reading, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

She's a Michelin-starred chef at the top of her game...unfortunately they've changed the rules.

100%

This project got the green light!

MISTER SANDMAN

Vancouver, Canada Film Feature
Fantasy, Horror

A mother-daughter road trip turns into a nightmarish fight for survival against Mister Sandman, the author of their greatest fears.

102%

This project got the green light!

Don't Die

Huntsville, Alabama Film Feature
Crime, Thriller

Driven to steal life-saving medicine, a desperate man ends up on the run and at the mercy of a black market pharmacy.

107%

This project got the green light!

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

San Antonio, Texas Film Feature
Comedy, Horror

Jeremy, a high school senior just scored a date with his dream girl, but she is kidnapped causing him to go on a horrific quest to save her.

81%

This project got the green light!

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