Mara Lesemann

Jump Start, which Mara wrote and produced, premiered at the Action on Film Festival in Pasadena, CA, where it was nominated for the Best Dramatic Short award. It has since screened at a half dozen film festivals across the U.S.

Mara recently completed the screenplay The Seduction of Eve, which is in post-production with Chickenrock Entertainment. 

Her full-length play The Fertility Factor was produced off-off-Broadway in 2005, and her one act comedy Getting In was a semi-finalist in the 2007 Strawberry One Act Play Festival.  The movie version is being produced by Silver Penny Productions.

Mara attended Brown University and received a BA from the New School, with a concentration in Media Studies and Film. She's the Secretary/Treasurer of the Guild of Italian American Actors (GIAA), the director of GIAA's Festival of Short Films and Videos (see, and a member of the Dramatist Guild.

She lives in Jersey City, NJ with her husband and their four (at last count) cats.