Jerome Bongiorno, Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno

Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno are husband and wife filmmakers whose narrative and documentary films have screened theatrically, internationally at film festivals, and on television. They’ve earned numerous awards and received grants from major foundations and corporations. Their documentary Mother-Tongue, featuring Martin Scorsese, earned an Emmy nomination. Little Kings, a feature-length narrative, was produced, in part, with the NYU-GFTV $75,000 Vague Award and is currently on the festival circuit. They’re completing a documentary on the 1967 Newark civil uprising executive produced by Spike Lee. Their screenplay Watermark was featured at a Sundance’s Investing in Media That Matters Conference at the Hamptons Screenwrtiers Conference, and is the centerpiece of Johnson Foundation Wingspread Conference. They are the recent recipients of a Film Fellowship from the NJSCA, an AIVF Screenwriters’ Mentorship and PBS Producers’ Mentorship and participated in the IFP’s Project Involve