Bachelor of Arts Degree,
Film & Television Directing, Swinburne Institute
Post Graduate Diploma
In Design (3D Modelling and Animation)
Joan Scheckel Writer/Director Workshop (AFTRS)
Yelda dancing in the abandoned Parque José Marti sports complex
HIGH HOPES (instrumental)
Written by Quails
Courtesy of Quails
Published by Cooking Vinyl Publishing Australia
Thanks to Resolution Music
Yojany street skating in Habana
SUN (The Finger Prince Remix)
Written by Tunnel Signs
Courtesy of Tunnel Signs
Published by Copyright Control
Thanks to Resolution Music
Marcelle has recently directed the prestige, 9 episode, unscripted series ‘UNDRESSED with KATHRYN EISMAN’ for Made Up Stories, MMG, Channel Ten and Paramount+. She is about to head into pre-production on her debut feature ‘ADDITION’ with Made Up Stories – a bold romantic dramedy based on the novel by Toni Jordan. Also currently in the final stages of post-production on her feature documentary HABANA SHAKES – a window into youth culture in Havana 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, Wichy de Vedado, Quails and Tunnel Signs amongst others.
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.
Passionate about film, and with a love of a smart story paired with great visuals, she’s super excited to be moving into long-form projects. She’s also developing a slate of feature film projects; a fabulist love story and dramedy ‘MARGINALIA’, written by Gene Geoffrey, set in the aftermath of a disastrous earthquake at the foot of the Southern Alps 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 Best Female Director, Rome Music Video Awards, 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.
Marcelle also teaches film, animation, design, interactive media, high-end production and emerging tech at AIT, Sydney.