I'm a film editor, director, and producer with a background in journalism. My favorite beats have been dance, world-class athletes, character pieces, and new technology.
Marica Petrey is a filmmaker, musician, and journalist, with a decade of experience working in both narrative and documentary film, theater, music, dance, and building immersive storytelling experiences. Her portfolio includes over two dozen short documentaries for California magazine, arthouse music videos and dance films, and award-winning short films like Zoey and the Wind-Up Boy (2017). Her work and artistry has taken her around the world, from the West Bank to Russia to Senegal to Guinea Bissau. In 2016, she was selected for one-on-one mentorship by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Amma Asante (The Handmaid’s Tale, Mrs. America, Where Hands Touch) in a shadowing opportunity that Asante designed for emerging female filmmakers.
Petrey is currently producing, co-writing, and starring in her first narrative feature film, Kaneko’s Owl (2023) and editing her first documentary feature, The Black (W)hole, produced by Kyla Searle.
Outside of storytelling, Petrey enjoys backpacking, being a nerd, reading books, and learning languages. She speaks English, Arabic, Russian, survivor’s French and Japanese, and is now studying Spanish.