Marah Strauch is a director, producer, and writer of documentary films, unscripted TV, and commercials. She holds a degree in fine art from RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), which informs her aesthetic approach to film and commercial work.
Marah burst onto the scene with her debut documentary feature, Sunshine Superman, distributed by Universal Pictures (in foreign territories)and Magnolia Pictures (USA). The film offers a breathtaking and poetic tribute to Carl Boenish, the creator of BASE jumping, and premiered to critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival. The New York Times hailed it as a"masterful debut," while Indiewire called it "one of the best docs of the year." CNN picked up Sunshine Superman as a "CNN film."
Marah has also directed an ESPN original as part of the "PioneerSeries," which profiles sports and art. The film, featuring the street skater Mark Gonzales, explores the intersection between these two disciplines. Her most recent feature documentary, Vice Versa: Chyna, premiered on Vice to over 2 million viewers. In the film, Marah offers a nuanced and complex portrait of the late wrestler Chyna, revealing her as a groundbreaking figure in professional wrestling. Vice Versa: Chyna can currently be seen on Hulu.
Over the course of her career, Marah has produced and directed over 40hours of content in more than 30 countries for TV and branded, working with such esteemed networks and brands as CNN, VICE, ESPN, HGTV, POPSUGAR, American Express, and Adidas. Her films have played at TIFF, NYFF, Hot Docs, Outfest, Tribeca, SIFF, Sheffield, MIFF, and many others worldwide.
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Marah sincerely appreciates great cinema and coffee. She is a dual Austrian American citizen, bringing a global perspective to her work.
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