Bachelor of Arts Degree,
Film & Television Directing, Swinburne Institute
Post Graduate Diploma
In Design (3D Modelling and Animation)
Joan Scheckel Writer/Director Workshop (AFTRS)
From trailblazing music video director to international commercials, broadcast and content – Marcelle is known for stunning visuals, surprising details and warm, natural performances. As an award-winning Kiwi-Australian, multi-disciplinary, director-designer, she brings swag, style and down-to-earth humour to all she does in live-action, animation or both. Marcelle is that rare combination of visual artist and filmmaker, while her prolific work covers campaigns for many international brands.
She is currently in post-production on her documentary HABANA SHAKES – a window into youth culture in Havana, a Socialist city on the cusp of change, through the eyes of five young Cubans; a prima ballerina, a skater, his partner a tattoo artist, an electronica DJ and a gender-fluid actress. This insightful, unique and beautiful film shot by Mexican/British rising star cinematographer Luis Posada and edited by Joelle Baudet showcases music by Lejardi, traditional Rhumba, Quails and Tunnel Signs amongst others.
Passionate about film, and with a love of a smart story paired with great visuals, she’s super excited to be moving into longform projects. She’s also developing a slate of feature film projects with Mischief Media; a fabulist love story and dramedy ‘MARGINALIA’ set in the aftermath of a disastrous earthquake at the foot of the Southern Alps (with a nod to the Nouvelle Vague), and ‘UDO’- an animated feature film about a teen cat grappling with her many lives.
Marcelle’s work for ABC and Justine Clarke’s ‘I LIKE TO SING’ (children’s DVD) is one of the ABC’s biggest sellers and her short documentary ‘MESSENGER’ on Australia’s first Aboriginal pop star Jimmy Little, screened at the 2000 Sao Paolo International Film Festival along with the local festival circuit in Australia.
Marcelle is listed among the Australian Masters of Motion and her awards include a Promax BDA Silver, Promax BDA Bronze for CCTV China Channel Branding, Rolling Stone Critic’s Choice Best Director, Australian Music Industry Award for Best Director, Rolling Stone’s Critic’s Choice for Best Video “Souleater”/Clouds and she was nominated as one of Australia’s 100 Spirited Women in New Woman Magazine.
She also teaches film, animation, design, interactive media, high-end production and emerging tech at AIT, Sydney.
ADDITION will be her debut feature.