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Marissa High is a Writer/Director originating from Flint, Michigan with a dialogue driven style with colorful contrast and camera movement that punctuates emotion. Think Taika Waititi meets Hiro Murai.  Her writing focuses on dramatic comedies with a social commentary.


Marissa has directed for many brands such as Hulu, SELF, Architectural Digest, CollegeHumor, and Dropout.  She has directed nine episodes of Moonbug Entertainment's Meekah and over 25 shorts with CollegeHumor. She has written for CollegeHumor, and creatively consulted with Kettle, Sid Lee, Mutesix, Follow Through Studios and Big Breakfast.  While working at Condé Nast, she directed episodes of AD’s Open Door, where celebrity talent gives a tour of their home. She recently directed the pilot season of Thousandaires on Dropout TV.


Her short film “Safe” was an official selection at the Oscar- qualifying LA Shorts Festival. The short "All Appetite" was awarded Best Comedy at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival. 


Her feature Coming of Age Comedic Horror screenplay The Worst Time of Your Life was a Film Fatale Fellowship Finalist. Her drama feature At Home was a quarterfinalist in the 2020 Screencraft Drama Screenplay Contest. Her feature screenplay Trashy People is a participant in WIF Film Financing Intensive.


She is a AFI DWW+ Class '25 filmmaker. 

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