marilyn ness

Director / Producer
Big Mouth Productions
Marilyn Ness is a two-time EmmyⓇ, Peabody, and DuPont Award winning filmmaker, is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and works as a producer and a director. Most recently, Marilyn directed and produced the feature documentary CHARM CITY that premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and will be released theatrically by PBS Distribution and broadcast on Independent Lens in 2019.  Before that Marilyn produced Cameraperson (dir. Kirsten Johnson) which premiered at Sundance 2016, was released by the Criterion Collection, and was shortlisted for the 2017 Academy AwardsⓇ. Trapped (dir. Dawn Porter), which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, received the Jury Prize for Social Impact Filmmaking, broadcast on PBS, and was awarded a Peabody. She also produced Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman’s feature documentary E-Team, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2014 and was bought by Netflix Original, and later earned two EmmyⓇ nominations. Ness also produced Johanna Hamilton’s feature documentary 1971 which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, broadcast on Independent Lens in 2015, and earned an EmmyⓇ nomination. She directed the documentary feature film Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale that broadcast nationally on PBS in 2011.