Marianne Hettinger

A native of Germany, Marianne decided to follow in Gene Kelly's foot steps when, as a five-year old she watched "An American in Paris” for the first time. At 19 Marianne moved to New York by herself with only $800 in her pocket, not knowing anyone there. With scholarships in acting, directing and dancing ("National Shakespeare Conservatory", "Steps on Broadway"), she worked her way up to becoming an award winning filmmaker, ballroom dance champion and actor and now holds dual citizenship, American and German. Ms. Hettinger wrote, directed and produced her first feature “Mango Tango” (, which won a number of film festival awards, had limited theatrical runs in the US, Germany and Canada, was chosen in 2016 to be part of the Cinemateque Quebecoise and distributed by Filmhub via VOD platforms. ( and Pantaflix. She wrote, directed and produced three short films and developed her own TV- talk show format, “Hallo New York” (13 episodes). Her upcoming feature "Prince Harming" with a sexual abuse/domestic violence theme is currently in post-production. Marianne is a member of SAG-AFTRA, the National Board of Review and the "Film Fatales".

  • Upcoming Feature "Prince Harming"