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)



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


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)


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.

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.

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

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.

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)


Group Show: A New Word for Here
A NEW WORD FOR HERE: Marie Hinson and Katie Wynne Pilot Projects, 5th and Cecil B. Moore, Philadelphia, PA September 8,
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Publication: GingerZine Issue #13
So special to be included in this summer’s issue of GingerZine: www.gingerzine.net Featuring writing and images from The Road Through South Pass.
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Screening: Take the Road through South Pass – June 14
A screening of three experimental films by Marie Hinson, presented as part of her group exhibition at Vox Populi, We Are the Fruiting
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May/June 2018 Vox Group Exhibition: We Are the Fruiting Body
We Are the Fruiting Body — Vox Group Exhibition May / June New Member Exhibition Levi Bentley Becoming / Collective
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