Arlene Bogna, Director of The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam, Award-Winning Short Film on The Nancy Ferrari Show

Tune into The Nancy Ferrari Show on December 16th, 10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET airing live on and as Nancy Ferrari’s featured guest is  Arlene Bogna, an award-winning director with a passion for character-driven storytelling and compelling visuals. Arlene Bogna directed the short film “The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam” – a desert steampunk fantasy about a weary desert traveler searching for redemption – which debuted at the prestigious Cannes Short Film Corner and won ‘Best Experimental Film’ and ‘Best Actor’ at Lady Filmmakers Film Festival and has been featured in Markee 2.0 Magazine, The Hollywood Times, Fanboy Comics, and Influx Magazine. Arlene majored in film and literature at UCLA and spent a year abroad studying cinema and mass media at the Universita di Bologna in Italy. Bogna has a strong visual background in Art Direction, Motion Graphics, and Visual Effects, and her Fine Art Photography has been featured in ArtScene, Metromix, Los Angeles Times, MutualArt, SCWCA, and Experience LA.

Arlene has directed over 35 commercial spots and branded entertainment segments for television and has been a shadow director on “One Tree Hill” and “Life Unexpected.” Arlene grew up filming her cast of stuffed animals and dolls on long hikes in the Sierras.


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