Whether she is producing or directing, Marilyn Ness has created a body of work that addresses complex social problems through deeply human stories, artfully told. Cameraperson, Trapped, E-Team, and 1971 were all made with this ethos in mind; each of them were intended to entertain, enrage, energize, and emotionally impact an audience.
What do you love most about Your City?
I love being on the subway and seeing every walk of life represented. Couple that with our blasé attitude -- everyone is doing incredible things and no one is even remotely impressed. That is 100% NYC!
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
People sit down and eat breakfast here?
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Exercising
10:00 AM - Running late for work
12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
People sit down and eat lunch here?
7:00 PM - Running late to feed my kids dinner
11:00 PM - Trying desperately to get into bed
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Latte to start. Old fashioned to finish. Hopefully not every day and hopefully no one is counting!
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
I’m boring. My email.
What should everyone try at least once?
A road trip. But the stops have to be a mix of the expected and the unexpected. You have to go to the places only the locals would know about.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
The Rambles in Central Park. I’m not sure I always enjoy it, but it’s always beautiful!