Marianne Teleki- Director/Producer was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, Mexico and Brazil. Special Circumstances, Marianne's directorial debut, received the Special Jury Prize at the International Documentary Film Festival, FIDOCS, in Santiago, Chile and Best Documentary at the Berkeley Film Festival as well as seven other awards including, Best Bay Area Filmmaker at the International Latino Film Festival in San Francisco.
Special Circumstances received funding from Latino Public Broadcasting in 2004 and 2005, from the Pacific Pioneer Fund, the Katahdin Foundation and Fleishhacker Foundation among others. Marianne has worked as a field producer for Television Nacional de Chile and is a member of National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), Bay Area Women in Film and Television (BAWIFT), Film Arts (FAF) and the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC). She resides in Berkeley, California US with her family.