ABOUT MARY RISK
WRITER / PRODUCER / DIRECTOR SOMETIMES
I’m a Los Angeles based writer and producer with a passion for creating innovative and inclusive content that tells a different sort of story.
In my nearly 8 years writing and producing in LA, I’ve worked a great deal with both scripted and unscripted video content, including sketch comedy, narrative series, DIY/culinary, competition, docuseries, game shows, unscripted reaction videos, promotional campaigns, and gaming content. I’ve written and produced for entertainment giants, including Netflix, NBC Universal, Ubisoft, Comedy Central, Oculus, and Rockstar Games, to name a few. I’ve also handled many integrated campaigns for major brands, such as Olay, PopTarts, YouTube, GooglePlay, T-Mobile, IndieGoGo, Wendy’s, Hershey’s, and of course Audible.
My career began with digital work, creating content for some of the most successful influencers and channels, including Smosh, Fine Bros Entertainment, Screen Junkies, Logan Paul (pre-Japan), The Warp Zone, Christy Carlson Romano, and AWE Me. My most successful videos have gained more than 200 million views, with top performers currently between 5 million and 15 million views each. I’ve created content for nearly every video platform, including YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, and IGTV. Many of my videos have since been syndicated with traditional networks as well.
Outside of my digital work, I’ve primarily focused on narrative comedy, workshopping multiple pilots, selling scripts for webseries and short films, and writing and producing indie film & TV shows.
When I’m not writing, I enjoy reading and watching things other people wrote. If you couldn’t tell from my portfolio samples, I’m a huge a nerd, and I love creating content centered on geeky topics. Harry Potter, Star Wars, Disney, Nintendo, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Marvel, Shrek, and Harry Potter are just a few of the fandoms in which I have expert-level knowledge.
My special skills include high-speed sunburning, making Ben Schwartz laugh twice, and pretending I don't know how to use Premiere so that no one ever asks me to edit a reel.
I’m currently ideating and writing promotional partner content for original Netflix shows and movies.