Talent Guide

Cara Marcous

  • Discipline:Producer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2009


Cara Marcous produced Andrew Okpeaha MacLean’s On the Ice which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and had its international premiere at the 2011 Berlinale where it won the Best First Feature Award and the Crystal Bear for Generations 14plus. She also produced the short narrative film Sikumi, which has won numerous awards including the Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and the BAFTA/LA Award for Excellence, and has screened at over 50 festivals around the world. In 2005, she produced the documentary feature When the Season is Good: Artists of Arctic Alaska which premiered at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and was acquired by ARTE. She worked for years with acclaimed independent producer Ben Barenholtz and has produced several plays including the premiere of her own full-length piece Lapse at Walkerspace in New York City. Ms. Marcous is the recipient of the Sheila Johnson Fellowship for the 2009 Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Creative Producing Initiative.

Current Project

On the Ice (Narrative Feature)


On the snow-covered Arctic tundra, at the top of the world in Barrow, Alaska, TWO INUIT TEENAGERS try to get away with murder.