marisa cadena

Writer, Renaissance Woman, Mischief-maker

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I'm a Brooklyn-based Mexican-American writer who was raised in a small sugar beet town in the Midwest. I hold an AFA from Delta College, a BA in Anthropology from UC Berkeley and an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from NYU. I've traveled the world from Siberia to Antigua; lived in Oaxaca, San Francisco and my chosen home of Brooklyn. I have owned a restaurant and gallery, worked as a dishwasher, bartender, artist model, actor, mentor, program coordinator, translator, tour guide, dog-walker, and interpretive dancer. Through all of these varied job titles, I was writing. I am a writer.

Today, I'm working on a memoir and a short film, however I am happy to share my opinion wherever it fits (or doesn't). I love writing about culture, humans and their creations, food and drink, art, books, film, travel, and of course, my inner musings. Copy-editing, Scripts, Creative and Non-Fiction requests welcome. Se habla espaƱol.

Portfolio
Lucky Luna
2014
La Vida de Muertos

Exhibit Text: Solo exhibit featuring photographs of Oaxaca, Mexico during Day of the Dead. All text and photographs by Marisa Cadena

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06/10/2012
The Bedford G

Documentary: Directing, Interviewing and Filming by Marisa Cadena. Editing by Marisa Cadena and Yang Jiang. Portraits by Yang Jiang. Music by Midnite Fire and company.

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IFC

I.F.C. scene, part of an eight video series, "Looking?" written, filmed and edited by Marisa Cadena

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Lamppost

Lamppost scene, part of an eight video series, "Looking?" written, filmed and edited by Marisa Cadena

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Laundry

Laundry scene, part of an eight video series, "Looking?" written, filmed and edited by Marisa Cadena

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Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty scene, part of an eight video series, "Looking?" written, filmed and edited by Marisa Cadena

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Taxi

Taxi scene, part of an eight video series, "Looking?" written, filmed and edited by Marisa Cadena

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Subway

Subway scene, part of an eight video series, "Looking?" written, filmed and edited by Marisa Cadena

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Escalator

Escalator scene, part of an eight video series, "Looking?" written, filmed and edited by Marisa Cadena

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Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge scene, part of an eight video series, "Looking?" written, filmed and edited by Marisa Cadena

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