Hey, I'm Marissa!

Los Angeles, California

Director, Writer, First AD currently based in Los Angeles. 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

You Can Go Home Whenever You Want

Grand Rapids, Michigan Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A man devotes his life to a mysterious hill that might be a conduit to the next life until an old friend surprises him with a birthday cake.

106%

This project got the green light!

Las Maravillas - The Wonders

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

A gay man returns to his mining town to say goodbye to his macho father who is dying, together they learn that death is only the beginning

80%

This project got the green light!

Beautiful

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

A middle-aged man tormented by his repulsive disfigurement is given a chance to become beautiful and loved, for a price.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Weekend

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

A young Indonesian man discovers he has extraterrestrial abilities when a friend dies in his arms.

164%

This project got the green light!

In A Breath

San Francisco, California Film Short
Drama

In the aftermath of a school shooting, a grieving mother finds comfort in dead child's bedroom.

87%

This project got the green light!

Oh, Baby!

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Romantic Comedy

Jane is single, very pregnant, and horny AF.

108%

This project got the green light!

Calf Rope

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Film Short
Drama, Family

A narrative short film about love and legacy, and the special bond shared between a grandfather and his grandson.

83%

This project got the green light!

"The Book of Ruth"

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Family

A visit to grandmother’s during the Seder brings to light a significant family secret.

100%

This project got the green light!

F*ckboy Manifesto

Middletown, Connecticut Film Short
Comedy, Romance

A young woman in college retraces her past three “relationships” to better understand the boys that continue to frustrate and disappoint.

163%

This project got the green light!

Proud

San Jose, California Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

An Asian American learns to become proud of her Korean heritage while trying to discover her identity as an American.

128%

This project got the green light!

New Recruits

Fremont, California Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

New Recruits is a military satire about why young men and women choose to serve in the Army and the headstrong leadership that prepares th

88%

This project got the green light!

Snaggletooth

San Francisco, California Film Short
Comedy, Horror

An unusual girl needs to get her teeth fixed at midnight.

210%

This project got the green light!

Sugar

Santa Ana, California Film Short
Drama

Tania is a six-year-old, Hispanic, chubby, and eccentric girl that finds happiness in sugar and in the simplicity of life.

104%

This project got the green light!

The Gift

San Francisco, California Film Short
Fantasy, Drama

In a parallel universe, an isolated girl who is bullied for her uncommonly large ears finds solace in an unusual friendship with a crow.

105%

This project got the green light!

Rainmaker

Missoula, Montana Film Short
Drama, Thriller

A young mother struggles with the demon of her eating disorder and the implication that it holds for her six-year-old daughter.

83%

This project got the green light!

Amal

Orange, California Film Short
Drama

When a young Syrian refugee living in America witnesses her mother being discriminated against, she begins to question her cultural identity

80%

This project got the green light!

Coast

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Romance

A couple journeys up the California coastline, exploring their history and undeniable connection.

89%

This project got the green light!

By River's Edge

Orange, California Film Short
Sci-Fi, Family

A grandfather with Alzheimer's disease rediscovers his dream of reaching the moon when a mysterious, strange girl knocks at his front door.

112%

This project got the green light!

The Invaders

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror, Thriller

When a girl is followed on her way home, she finds herself facing a sinister force that threatens her entire existence.

278%

This project got the green light!

Bench

Boston, Massachusetts Series
Drama

A family is tested by issues ranging from homelessness to infertility. Moving from one generation to the next, can Love conquer all?

85%

This project got the green light!

Make Out Party

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

Make Out Party is a queer high-style, no budget comedy of errors set against the colorful backdrop of the Chicago underground.

103%

This project got the green light!

Petit Rat

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary, Family

A girl's dream to be a dancer is cut short when the Nazis invade Paris. Her daughters carry on her legacy, honoring their unbreakable bond.

133%

This project got the green light!

Petals & Stems

Austin, Texas Film Short
Romantic Comedy, Shorts Program

The idea that nothing lasts forever rings especially true for a modern florist.

81%

This project got the green light!

Live a Little

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy

An ambitious 9yr old must complete her bucket list since she expects to die by the end of the day.

80%

This project got the green light!

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