Mara is a filmmaker and artist based in New York City. She shoots, directs, produces, and edits, and loves experimenting with different forms of storytelling.
Mara has been working as a professional film editor for over a decade and has extensive experience telling stories in myriad formats, styles, and media. She is drawn to narratives centering social, political, and economic issues and has edited numerous theatrical and broadcast documentaries. She also creates art, mostly on found objects. Her current work in progress is a pop art series entitled "Monsters Everywhere."
Mara made her directorial debut this year with "Studio with a View", for which she also served as cinematographer and editor. The short film is currently starting its festival run.
With Storm the Castle, Mara's mission is to approach independent storytelling on the basis of collaboration, creativity, equal access, and mutual support.