Direct, heartfelt, moving films

Marilyn Agrelo's directorial debut was Mad Hot Ballroom, which enjoyed a theatrical run of over 24 weeks and took its place among the top 10 highest-grossing documentary films of all time. The musical Mad Hot Ballroom is currently in pre-production for its Broadway debut. Marilyn’s first narrative feature film came in the form of An Invisible Sign, released by IFC Films.

Marilyn has directed numerous commercials and branded content films that have aired around the world, and several projects for television and new media, including 3 episodes of the Emmy-winning children’s series The Electric Company, and The Untold Stories of Motherhood for the Oxygen Network, and Sesame Street. Her documentary shorts include No Small Parts, which played in numerous film festivals around the U.S., and Good Muslim Girls, about two outspoken young women in Iraq, shot while she was there in the spring of 2014 teaching cinematic storytelling workshops. She is currently at work on a documentary feature about modern romance.

Marilyn is directing the movie Street Gang, a documentary about the origin of Sesame Street.