As storyteller and creator, Marissa Labog pursues collaborative projects that incorporate acting, dance, and stunt-based action through her company UP Productionz. — UP is a collection of bold artists driven by artistic inspiration and creative need. We strive to reinvest meaning into movement and truth into storytelling. Producing content in both film and theater, U.P. celebrates difference, revels in the purity of the moment, and believes in the transformative power of story.
UP’s first short WHEN KIDS GROW UP screened at the following festivals:
The Los Angeles Womens Independent Film Festival
October 2016 — Los Angeles, CA
**Received BEST ACTING Award for Labog’s performance as Mackenzie
November 2016 — Los Angeles, CA
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival
December 2016 — Maharashtra, India
Chicago Feminist Film Festival
March 2017 — Chicago, IL
FirstGlance Film Festival
April 2017 — Los Angeles, CA
LakeShorts International Film Festival
May 2017 — Toronto, Canada
WHEN KIDS GROW UP
*Viewer Discretion Advised!*
A short action drama exploring the harsh pathology behind sexual assault and the violence that it breeds.
Directed by Shahaub Roudbari
Written by and starring Marissa Labog
Cinematography by Michael Street
SWALLOW THE MOON
Behind the Scenes
A film that follows five individuals as they navigate the world of love and loss.
Behind the Scenes Short Directed by CristinaGianinni FILMS LLC