Marlo Poras began her film career as an apprentice to Thelma Schoonmaker at Martin Scorcese’s Cappa productions and worked in the editing room on independent features. Later, she was living in Vietnam, producing HIV/AIDS education films when she was inspired to make MAI’S AMERICA, her first film. MAI’S AMERICA aired on P.O.V. to much critical acclaim, winning numerous awards, including Best Feature Documentary from the IDA. Marlo’s next film, RUN GRANNY RUN, traveled to dozens of festivals and aired on HBO. Marlo is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.