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Marie Hinson is an artist practicing in film, writing, performance, and cinematography. Originally from the mountains of rural Appalachia, she now works and lives in New York.

Marie’s performances, installations, and experimental films have shown in festivals and several group shows. In 2019, she debuted new site-specific performance work, “Stop on the object / move on the image” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is an alum of the artist collective Vox Populi.

Recently, Marie was a cinematographer and associate producer on Queer Genius which features visionary queer artists Eileen Myles, Barbara Hammer, Black Quantum Futurism and Jibz Cameron. Among other ongoing feature documentaries, she is currently a cinematographer on Alysa Nahmias’ forthcoming documentary about artist Jesse Krimes. She also shot a two year long documentary short series for Comcast about Philadelphia based visual artists. Other clients have included PBS, NBCUniversal, Facebook, Verizon, LogoTV, and Bustle.

Marie’s directorial debut, Frank Bey: You’re Going to Miss Me, is currently in post-production and supported by fellowships through Chicken and Egg Pictures and the IFP Documentary Lab. 


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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
FRANK BEY: YOU’RE GOING TO MISS ME / dir. Marie Hinson / Feature Documentary / IFP Doc Lab, Chicken and Egg Nest Knight Fellowship / post-production
DNC 2016 WITH RAYMOND BRAUN / LogoTV / TV
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

Marie uses cross-disciplinary practices of film, documentary, conceptual art, performance, and experimental sound to create site transformative works that tie together the embodied and metaphysical in landscapes, galleries, collectives and self.

STOP ON THE OBJECT / MOVE ON THE IMAGE
Site-transformative collective performance project // 2019
On-going collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and an artist collective of dancers, choreographers, poets and visual artists including Meg Foley, Laura Neuman, Vitche-Boul Ra, and Sekai’afua Zankel.


THIS IS A TRANSMISSION
Audio installation, experimental documentary // 2019
On-going audio installation project using long form recorded conversations with trans and non-binary artists about the metaphysical and spiritual dimensions of our lived experience.


FRANK BEY: YOU’RE GOING TO MISS ME
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

Trial by Fire – New Short Doc Work
Happy to share new work with dir Jos Duncan and WURD for Microsoft News about freelancing in Philadelphia. https://blogs.msn.com/povertynextdoor/trial-by-fire/
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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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Reading – Alter / Altar at Quimby’s in Brooklyn
https://www.facebook.com/events/636966343798643/ I’ll be reading here at the end of the month! Join us for an exciting reading and launch at
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IFP Distribution Lab
In December, I participated in the culminating week of the year long IFP Documentary Lab fellowship. The lab through the
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New Webseries for Comcast
So proud to share that nearly two years of work documenting a massive commissioned art project at Comcast’s new headquarters
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Queer Genius NYC Premiere at NewFest
I’d love to invite you to the NYC premiere of Queer Genius at NewFest on Sat, Oct 26. I am
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IFP Week Spotlight on Documentaries
Thank you IFP for having us for IFP Week! My producers, Tom Dwyer, and Trevite Willis and I spent a
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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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