Guest Contributor: A Day in the Life of Marina Bruno

May 28, 2016

By Marina Bruno

My name’s Marina Bruno and I’m an independent female filmmaker! I’ve made 9 official short films and wrote, directed, produced, filmed and edited my first feature film when I was 19 years old! I now also have a separate YouTube vlogging channel where I do weekly vlogs and videos about, well, anything really!

So what does a day in the life of a filmmaker like myself consist of? Well, once thing that is a MUST to start of everyday is with a nice steaming hot cup of coffee. That’s right! I cannot function without my lovely coffee. After the coffee I usually check emails, see what’s going on in Facebook land, check more emails, go for a run, come back, drink more coffee, answer more emails, then listen to some music and daydream. That’s how I brainstorm my creative projects! I literally bounce on my exercise ball and blast my favorite tunes while staring at my wall like a crazy person. But hey, that’s the best way to clear my mind and just daydream ideas and thoughts!

Those are a few of the simple, every day rituals that I need to complete, but when I’m working on a project or film, the days tend to get a little busier. I’ll do some writing – whether it be a script, blog, or speech. If I’m working on a film I’ll usually do the story boarding which takes about a week (depending on how long the script is), plan the prop and costume list, get or make the props, audition the actors, location scout, do rehearsals, plan the filming schedule, get my equipment ready, FILM, come back home, drink coffee, then edit for about 1-2 weeks. Each short film takes about a month of production.

So that is a day in the life of me, Marina! As you can see, most of my days are fueled by coffee, and my ideas and thoughts are fueled by music. Check out my films and vlogs to stay updated and see what I work on next!





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Marina Bruno

Marina Bruno was born on April 14, 1995. Mostly known for her short film work, including Short Circuit (2013), Civil War (2012), Chocolate Milkshake (2014) & Waste of a Fall (2014), Marina started her career at a young age. When she was 3, she made her first movie “Dinosaur” using her toys and a camcorder. In the fall of 2005, Marina played a supporting role in her father, Carlo Bruno’s 2-hour feature film In April (2014). The young filmmaker made her first official short film in the summer of 2011, some of which was filmed in Los Angeles, California. She founded her production company “Wondering Pictures” and in the next years wrote, directed, produced and edited several new works. She recently finished writing, directing and producing her first feature film “Cotton String“, which is now complete. – IMDb

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