Mari Ørstavik is a director and screenwriter from Oslo, Norway. In addition to studying documentary filmmaking in Oslo and her A.A. in acting from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, she is currently finishing her B.A. in film directing from NSKI in Oslo. Her short film work has traveled the film festival circuit internationally.
As a director Mari thrives in the collaborative effort that is creating, and strives to tell stories of the people who are often overlooked. She is currently developing a TV series, as well as in development with several short form projects.