Audrey Marrs

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Audrey Marrs
Born Audrey Marie Marrs
(1970-06-25) June 25, 1970 (age 46)
United States
Alma mater The Evergreen State College, California College of the Arts
Occupation Film producer, CEO, musician

Audrey Marie Marrs (born June 25, 1970) is a film producer, the Chief Operating Officer of Representational Pictures, Inc. She is a former punk rock musician and co-founder of Ladyfest.

Biography[edit]

Marrs is also half-Japanese. Her mother, Mariko, is a native of Japan and also did set decoration for Marrs' Oscar-winning film, Inside Job.[1]

Film[edit]

Marrs is the producer of No End in Sight, which is her first film.[2] It won a Special Jury Prize for documentaries at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. She and Charles H. Ferguson were also nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary Feature film category for the film.[3]

Marrs next produced Inside Job with Ferguson, a documentary about the financial crisis of 2007-2010, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2010. Inside Job was released by Sony Pictures Classics in October 2010 and subsequently won the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Feature).[4]

Music[edit]

Before her film career, Marrs was a participant in the Olympia, Washington indie rock scene. Marrs graduated Tumwater High School in Tumwater, Washington in 1988.[5] She graduated from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington in 1996.[6]

In 2001 she was working as an art curator and was a co-founder of Ladyfest, a global music and arts festival.[7]

In 2002, Marrs was the keyboardist for the album Girls Get Busy by the punk band Bratmobile. Before that, she was a member of the band Mocket.[7]

In 2008 Marrs received a Master of Arts degree in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Girl Crush: Academy Award Winner Audrey Marrs, http://disgrasian.com/2011/02/new-girl-crush-academy-award-winner-audrey-marrs/
  2. ^ Lattman, Peter. "DealBook: 'Inside Job' Wins Oscar". New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  3. ^ 80th Academy Award Nominations
  4. ^ "Best documentary | 'Inside Job'", Kansas City Star, February 28, 2010
  5. ^ Reunions Unlimited
  6. ^ The Evergreen State College Website
  7. ^ a b c "Audrey Marrs". Glance (California College of the Arts). 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 

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