Mari Meyer is a writer, journalist and filmmaker. Born in Amsterdam, she now lives in Los Angeles. She holds a BA in Journalism and completed the 3 Year Conservatory program at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She’s passionate about telling stories that increase visibility for people and characters who either are or feel unseen.
As a journalist, she has over ten years of experience in news, art and entertainment journalism, both in the Netherlands and in the U.S. She works freelance as a news editor for four major Dutch newspapers including De Volkskrant, does copy and script editing, translates for Vice Media titles, and has written for Broadly, amongst other publications.
She is producer and director of VAGILANT, a short documentary film about the Women's March on Washington and co-wrote, produced and starred in The Soothing System, an award winning narrative short film. In 2018, Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Festival in Los Angeles named her Filmmaker of the Year.
Mari currently has several writing projects in different stages of development. In 2019, her short film script At Midnight was a finalist in the AT&T Hello Lab competition and one of her tv-spec scripts advanced to the semi-finals of NBC’s Writers on the Verge fellowship.
She is a member of Women in Film, serves as a reader for the annual Austin Film Festival Script Competition and is a screening committee member of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.