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Pingvin Productions

Marina Viscun

Marina Viscun is a double Telly-winning Moldovan-American filmmaker. She has been honored with two Telly Awards (BIG VOICE documentary, 2018; JOURNEY TO SAFETY PSA, 2012), multiple Best Documentary awards from Heartland, NewFilmmakersLA, and South Dakota (BIG VOICE, 2015), and Grand Jury and Audience Awards from NFMLA (ODE TO LOS ANGELES, 2011) as a producer. Viscun's directorial debut was the experimental music video NUKE CITY (2014), followed by the LACMA-supported military short SCRATCH ON METAL (2016). She is in post-production on her LGBTQ+ short LAST NIGHT, in preproduction on her sexual violence short REVERSE, and in development of her foreign-language drama SEEDS. Marina’s notable screenwriting credits include her feature SEEDS (semi-finalist, Athena List 2018; shortlist, Sundance Screenwriting Lab 2016) and TV pilot DRESS BLUES (quarter-finalist, Big Break 2017). Marina also writes character-driven romantic comedies, sci-fi, horror, and period screenplays, stage plays, as well as shorts that she directs. Marina Viscun is the President of Pingvin Productions, Founder of the #WeAreWITI collective, and former Head of Production at PULSE FILMS US and Producer at CAVIAR LA. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America, Alliance of Women Directors, and Veterans in Media & Entertainment. She is trilingual (English, Russian, and Romanian) and a US Navy veteran.