Marina, the computer science professional with over a decade of success in software development, felt like she needed a change. After being affected by the tech layoffs of 2023, Marina decided to hit the eject button on her tech career and dive headfirst into the glitz and glam of entertainment.
But Marina didn't just stumble upon this intersection of her life, she was ready for it! She's been penning stories since she was six years old. Marina graduated with a certificate in Film Production from LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE and has already directed an award-winning commercial for BELICHKA KETO BAR and worked on major productions, including with the director SHANE STANLEY on his feature BREAK EVEN. She's submitted her written work to the NICKELODEON WRITING PROGRAM, ABC WRITING FELLOWSHIP, and SUNDANCE EPISODIC LAB .
And her latest TV pilot, "Silicon Beach", is inspired by her own experiences in the tech industry - a juicy drama about the hustle, talent, and grind of the tech world. Marina's also working on her first novel, a tale about a group of women who reclaim themselves through the art of pole dance and fitness. And rumor has it, she's already penning a feature film based on that novel. Who said a tech career couldn't inspire some serious creativity?
If you enjoyed "White Lotus", you will love this script about the public and private lives of the employees that work at a prominent electric car charging company, and the journey of the talented female software engineer as she rises up the ranks in the cut-throat tech startup world.
Faced with inability to talk about racial injustice this LA native must rise to the occasion and break the chains of white fragility.