MARIN LEPORE is a screenwriter, director, and activist who grew up in Colorado, and lived in Beijing from age ten to sixteen. She's the co-founder of the entirely women-led production company SAD GIRL PRODUCTIONS.

Falling within these groups herself, Marin is passionate about creating inclusive films that celebrate women, POC, and LGBTQ people. Her work often explores the intersections of these identities through the lens of comedy, romance, both, or neither — most notably, her coming-of-age web-series I Put the Bi in Bitter.

 

Her films have screened at festivals across the country including SeriesFest, ClexaCon, and Denver Pride. She previously served as a board member for Women in Film and Media Colorado, and she was part of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force at the University of Colorado Denver, where she graduated with a BFA in Film & Television. (A full list of Marin's community work, awards, panels, and more can be found HERE.)

Besides film, Marin cares about her fellow adoptee community, and currently volunteers with Adopteen. She also enjoys juggling, board games, playing violin, and collecting turtle figurines. Her favorite quote in the entire world is: "Before time flew it was an egg; going nowhere."