Marni Van Dyk
Marni is a screenwriter, producer, and director based in Toronto. Her first short film I Am Not A Weird Person (dir. Molly McGlynn) was featured on HelloGiggles, programmed by Jill Soloway on wifey.tv, and described by Lena Dunham as “a haunting little short.” Her short film We Three Queens (dir. Chris Agoston/Without A Flock) opened the 2019 Toronto After Dark Film Festival.
Marni participated in the Toronto International Film Festival’s “Pitch This” with her original feature Learn to Swim (dir. Thyrone Tommy/Leilani Films), also a recipient of the inaugural Telefilm Talent to Watch Fund.
She has served as Head Writer for event specials for ABC, CBS, and CBC, and she has served as a Producer on several award winning series including The Beaverton (CTV), and Still Standing (CBC).
She is currently in pre-production for her latest short Sink or Swim, for which she will serve as both writer and director, as well as development for her original comedy series, Naked Nancy.
Marni is an alumna of Queen’s University, the Corus Writer’s Apprenticeship at the Banff World Media Festival, and the Writer’s Lab at Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre.
Marni is a Short Form 2009 and Short Form 2012 mentee and worked with Anthony De Sa and Cynthia Holz.