Director Arlene Bogna majored in film and literature at UCLA and then spent a year abroad studying cinema and mass media at the Universita di Bologna in Italy. She has a strong visual background in Art Direction, Motion Graphics, Illustration, Photography, and Visual Effects. Besides her film directing career, Arlene is a painter and photographer exhibiting in Los Angeles. Her artwork has been featured in ArtScene, Metromix, Los Angeles Times, MutualArt, SCWCA, & Experience LA.
Arlene has won many awards including an ADDY, Telly, Platinum Aurora Award for Best of Show, a Davey, Accolade, and Remi and she has directed over thirty-five commercials and branded entertainment segments for clients like Almay, Sun Chips, Bertolli, and Chi among many others. Her film THE BALLAD OF SNAKE OIL SAM debuted at the prestigious Cannes Short Film Corner and is continuing its global festival run.
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