Born in Preeceville, Saskatchewan, Marnie Parrell is a Métis filmmaker, writer and artist. The first screening of her work was in 1991. Since then her films and videos have been screened both nationally and internationally and she has received numerous grants and festival awards. From Melbourne, Australia to Dawson City, Yukon her films have an appeal that crosses cultural barriers. Parrell's films are hybrids - short, experimental, narratives and documentaries. Her early work was completed with small gauge and obsolete technologies such as regular and super 8 film and the Fisher Price Pixelvision. A firm believer in D.I.Y. Parrell enjoys the challenges artistically and practically of working with outdated or unintended technology. She also has an interest in simple electronics and found objects/art. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of  Toronto (double major in Cinema Studies and Semiotics, minor in Women's Studies) and an MFA at York University in film production where she wrote, directed and edited The Future. It's so last week, a half hour femsploitaction sci-fi adventure.  Experimental, lyrical, pornographic and humorous her work endeavors to expose what is hidden by the everyday. She attempts to reframe objects, scenes and stories in such a way as to make the familiar or some aspect of it, new or strange, creating the potential for reinterpretation. Parrell is a recent recipient of a Chalmers Arts Fellowship. This fellowship will allow her to further explore both screen and non-screen based projects, such as augmented reality and interactive filmmaking, while continuing to examine the creative potential and practical challenges in the meeting of low and high tech.
FILMOGRAPHY
Title

Run Time
(minutes)

Date
Ceci n'est pas My Humps
  3
2010
Métis Memories
  6
2010
The Future. It's so last week.
30
2009
Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid
5
2007
About Town
5
2007
This Blows!
2
2006
Women in Canada. A Trilogy:
12
2006
1. The One About the Mom and Her Two Kids
4
 
2. Harriet and the Hen
3
 
3. Fubbister
5
 
Ahoy! Métis!
5
2005
Bite Me
2
2005
Watch Me
4
2000
Red and Yellow
4
1995
If I Can't Have U
4
1992
When I Was A Girl
4
1992
Terra Infirma
3
1992
Just Another Acura
7
1992
Nova
9
1992
She Talks To Angels
10
1991
Smart Bomb             3 1991
Memory Lane
5
1990
Hitler and Me
4
1990
Dinner
4
1989
e-clips             4 1989
Beachsplit             4 1988