Born and raised in Manila, Marie Jamora began her career directing music videos during the golden age of the Philippine rock scene. Her first feature, What Isn’t There, premiered internationally at Slamdance and led her to immigrate to America.
Her film, Flip the Record, won the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at Urbanworld and she is an executive producer and director of Family Style (HBO Max). Marie is the first Filipina to be accepted into the WB TV Directors’ Workshop and AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, where she wrote and directed Harana, which won the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Narrative Short at the Sarasota Film Festival. After joining the DGA in 2021, she’s directed episodes for Queen Sugar (OWN), The Cleaning Lady (FOX), and Good Sam (CBS). Marie also founded Cinema Sala, a screening and workshop series that showcases Filipinx artists in film and the performing arts.