After ten years running a leading contemporary art gallery in Moscow, working with artists including Vadim Zaharov, Yoko Ono, Alicia Framus, Gary Hill and Bjorn Melhus, Marina moved to the UK where her passion for video art extended into making her own films.
Her first film PRIVATE WALTZ won Best Music Video at the Los Angeles Independent Film Awards, Best Filmmaker at the Barcelona Planet Festival and Best Short Film at the NYC Indie Film Awards. Her second film SUICIDE NOTE won the Alfred Hitchcock Award for Best Horror Film at the Chicago Arthouse Festival and was nominated for Best Short Film at the Madrid International Film Festival and Best Music Video at the Paris Art Film Awards and at the New Orleans Film Festival.
Marina has just finished her third short QUERCUS, a psychological thriller which looks at the intersection of class, sexuality and our relationship to the environment. It had its world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival (Short Film Corner) and it has subsequently won Best Short Film at the LA Film Festival, the Barcelona Planet Festival, Barcelona AR Film Festival, The European Independent Film Awards and NY Independent Film Awards.
Marina is particularly drawn to making work that playfully explores the myths we live by and how these shape our relationship to the perceived ‘outsider’.