Marinna is a filmmaker, writer, and sound artist. She is interested in the intersection of art and social justice, especially in relation to culture and the environment. Currently, she is in the preproduction stages for her first feature film Beneath the Steeple. Marinna began critically studying film at the precocious age of 6 under the tutelage of her mother, fostering a passion for the medium. Since then, she has continued to explore filmmaking academically and practically. She has done video production work for The Nature Conservancy and the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Marinna draws inspiration for her art from all around her. She enjoys creating soundscapes: abstract, environmental, historical, musical, using a variety of techniques including synthesis and musique concrète. She adores analyzing different global film subcultures, and is especially fond of Scandinavian film, the New York independent scene, and 1970s New Hollywood. Marinna holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Vassar College, and an MFA in Sound Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. When she’s not hard at work writing the screenplay for her next directorial project, Marinna works as a freelance supervising sound editor, sound designer, and field recordist at Raconteur Sound.