History’s Youngest Filmmaker
Marina Bruno is an independent female filmmaker from Canada. Under her production company Wondering Pictures, Marina wrote, produced, directed & edited a total of 9 official short films and recently she completed her first feature film.
Her film is called Cotton String and it is a 64-minute-long feature about two men who agree to invest in an eccentric hippie drug dealer’s electric classic car invention. The story follows a series of different events that each result in tragedy due to chaos and confusion. The entire film takes place in one day.
Marina was 19-years-old when she wrote, produced, directed, shot, acted in and edited the film, making her the one of the youngest filmmakers in history to fully create a feature film. The film was shot and produced in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, using all volunteered local talent. The stars of the film include Renato Vettore (Phoenix), Dave Campbell (Martin) & the filmmaker’s father and mentor Carlo Bruno (Lucas).
“The story explores the tragedy of being mislead in life.” says filmmaker Marina Bruno. “I created characters that are specifically imperfect and faulty; characters that their misfortunate positions will be relatable to the audience. I want this film to be a different point of view on life; a point of view that makes fun of our inevitable tragedies, while also admitting our deliberate, idealistic ignorance. The concept of the film is to basically show the ways in which different types of people react to disappointments.”
Marina recently did a private local premiere in an old theatre in her hometown in Ottawa, Canada, and it was a big turnout. The film received great positive feedback and was widely enjoyed by the audience.
The full length film is being published on the Wondering Pictures YouTube channel on Dec.28th @ 5:00pm and will be available to purchase in all countries.