Marianna Phung is a Toronto-based director, writer and actress of Vietnamese descent. She graduated from York University’s Theatre Program, which is where she started honing her craft as a storyteller.
In 2018, she competed in Toronto's 48hour Film Challenge and out of 90+ teams, Marianna won "Best Director" for her film "May Flowers” which has now been screened in numerous countries and dozens of festivals around the world. “May Flowers” was broadcasted on CBC’s Canadian Reflections and is now streaming on CBC Gem. To date, her awards include; Best International Short and nomination for Best Director at the Houston Comedy Film Festival, Audience Choice Award at Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival, Best Narrative Short at Creations International Film Festival, Best Actress in a Short at Reel World Film Festival, and Best Foreign Experimental Short at Jelly Fest in LA.
As a director, Marianna strives to tell bold and original stories that give the underrepresented and marginalized a voice. She makes a conscious effort to establish inclusive sets - in front of camera and behind. She is an emerging artist whose mission is to break boundaries and challenge the status quo while telling stories that entertain and enlighten audiences.
More recently, Marianna directed national commercial spots for Bud Light, RBC and WestJet. She directed two episodes of “Ezra” (OUTtv) and is developing, “Intensive” her first feature.
CAST & CREDITS
David D'Lancy Wilson, Zenna Davis-Jones
Zenna Davis Jones, David D'Lancy Wilson