Marlo Poras began her film career as an apprentice to Thelma Schoonmaker at Martin Scorsese’s Cappa Productions and worked in the editing room on independent films such as Greg Mottola’s Daytrippers and Alison Anders’ Grace of my Heart. Later, she was living in Vietnam, producing teen oriented HIV/AIDS education films for The Population Council when she was inspired to make Mai’s America, her first film. Mai’s America received much critical acclaim and won numerous awards including the Audience Award for Feature Documentary at SXSW and Best Feature Documentary from the International Documentary Association (IDA). It aired on P.O.V., PBS’ award winning non–fiction showcase. Marlo’s next film, Run Granny Run aired on HBO and received the Audience Award for Feature Documentary at SXSW and the Special Jury Award at the Woodstock International Film Festival. Marlo also edited the Emmy Award nominated documentary The Flute Player and works as a camerawoman. She’s the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.