Next of Kin
19 m 9 s
Small town obituary writer, Helena, must decide to run or face their past when a familiar death notice lands on the desk.
From the director:
"I love making films with my frequent collaborators (DEFT) and this one was no exception. Freezing rain, the tiniest RV, and a pandemic couldn't stop us...can't wait to share this with in person and virtual audiences!"
Marissa loves telling compelling stories with unexpected protagonists and moments that tug on your heartstrings. Family dramas, cerebral dramas, and anything with an authentic lead character are Marissa’s preferred projects. She has a passion for creating complex roles that challenge actors and absolutely loves collaborating with her cast to bring performances that feel authentic and powerful.
Marissa grew up in Iowa and still returns frequently. Her past few films (Next of Kin, Domicile, and Knee High) were all filmed in Iowa with frequent collaborators, DEFT. She loves bringing together crews that turn into friends and keeps a strict “no a******s” policy.
She is not currently represented.