About

Marie is an artist and cinematographer currently based in Philadelphia. She is the director of photography and an associate producer on Chet Pancake’s forthcoming documentary Queer Genius featuring visionary queer artists Eileen Myles, Barbara Hammer, Black Quantum Futurism and Jibz Cameron. Her directorial debut documentary, When You Ask Me, is in post production. The film is a nuanced, participatory portrait of Frank Bey, a Georgia-born soul singer who at 72-years-old recorded his dream album with legendary producer Tom Hambridge in Nashville.

Marie has been a director of photography on a range of TV, commercial, and corporate work for clients including PBS, Comcast, Verizon, Facebook, LogoTV, Bustle, Human Rights Watch, and Urban Outfitters. She recently shot the narrative short, After the Datewritten and directed by Iris Devins which premiered at Frameline41.

She is an active member of Vox Populi, one of the longest running collective art organizations in the country.

(still below from After the Date, directed by Iris Devins)

Reel

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Selected Cinematography

AFTER THE DATE / Iris Devins / Short / Frameline41, Hollyshorts, AIFVF
AFTER THE DATE / Iris Devins / Short / Frameline41, Hollyshorts, AIFVF
QUEER GENIUS / Chet Catherine Pancake / Feature Documentary / Frameline43
UNIVERSAL SPHERE / Comcast / Branded Documentary Short
COCO BASSEY x SALLY HANSEN / Bustle / dir. Ted Passon / Ad
COMCAST ARTISTS / Comcast / All Ages Productions / dir. Dave Dunn / Documentary Short Series
SARA AND DENNIS / dir. Shahin Izadi / Short / Austin Film Fest, Blackstar, Maryland Film Fest
CARING FOR YOU THROUGH LIFE / St. Francis Healthcare / Ad
CAPP+ / Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia / dir. Betsy Oliphant-Ross / Documentary Short

Practice

Originally from the mountains of eastern Appalachia, Marie moved to Philadelphia for an MFA in film production. Her current experimental dance film, The Road Through South Pass, was shot in residency at Teton Artlab in Wyoming in collaboration with choreographer Babs Case and dancers Luke Zender and Michaela Ellingson of Contemporary Dance Wyoming.  As a member of Vox Populi, she participates in the running and programming of the Blackbox experimental performance space. She has also collaborated with artist J. Makary in residence at RAIR.

In her art practice, Marie uses experimental combinations of documentary, dance, performance, poetry, and installation to reimagine the sites and meanings of interaction between land, body, community, image and text. Her work has shown around the world, including the Montreal Underground Film Festival, the London and Porto Underground Film Festival, Icebox Project Space, Vox Populi, and Unexposed Microcinema.

Practice/Teaching CV

 

(still below from RAIR, directed by J. Makary)

Films


FRANK BEY: ASK ME HOW I FEEL
90 min // feature documentary // 2019
A nuanced, participatory portrait of Frank Bey, a Georgia-born soul singer who at 72-years-old recorded his dream album with legendary producer Tom Hambridge in Nashville.


THE ROAD THROUGH SOUTH PASS 
30 min // experimental // 2018
A dreamy reimagining of the mountain landscapes of western Wyoming. The Road Through South Pass dwells on the lines both visible and invisible that we write into our land, and through the land into our bodies.


JEFFERSON, JULY FOURTH
15 min // experimental documentary // 2017
A quiet portrait of the ritual space between land and community deep in the mountains of southern Appalachia.


LAUREL RUN ROAD
27 min // experimental narrative // 2015 
Fall gives way to winter as Sean and his daughter Caitlin stop off in a rural college town on their way back from an off-season beach vacation. They wander through the ridges and valleys of the Appalachian landscape, finding quiet, tenuous moments together as their time to reconnect winds to a close.


IF THESE WERE SILENT 
9 min // experimental short // 2013
An optically printed landscape of a mountain in northeast Pennsylvania. Shifting horizons, kaleidoscopic trees, and passing hikers meet shifting frame lines, changing frame rates, and optical effects in a phenomenological exploration of the interanimation of thought and landscape.

 

(still below from The Road Through South Pass)

Current

Filmmaker Magazine – IFP Fellows Announced
IFP selected me and my first feature for their 2019 Documentary Lab cohort. The lab connects projects and first time
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Queer Genius World Premiere at Frameline43
Just announced, the world premiere of Queer Genius, my most recent feature documentary as director of photography and associate producer
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Philadelphia Museum of Art – Final Friday Performance
Stop on the object / move on the image was a collaborative, site transformative performance work set in the Philadelphia
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Chicken and Egg – Nest Knight Fellowship
In April I was selected as a 2019 Nest Knight Fellow by Chicken and Egg Pictures for Frank Bey: When
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Vox Populi – “This is a Transmission”
Presented as part of Just In Time: 30 Years of Collective PracticeFriday, April 26 – Sunday, June 23, 2019 Presented on-loop
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The Whole Shebang – Winter Open Space Residency
Thank you to The Whole Shebang for a really special solo residency at the end of December where I explored
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Scribe Video Center – Doc Production Workshop
Had an amazing time facilitating a multi-week intensive workshop in documentary production for the end of 2018! Scribe Video Center
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Screening: Bite Your Tong
Bite Your Tong 12/12/18 7-10 pm Vox Populi Gallery Programmed by: Loraine Wible A screening of movies about politics, satire,
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New Short Online: After the Date
After the Date from Iris Devins on Vimeo. Iris, thank you for making this film! It’s a tough but sweet
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$35,000+ Raised in Kickstarter Campaign
In the final hours of our culminating livestream of the Kickstarter campaign to fund Frank Bey: Ask Me How I Feel,
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