Marnie Parrell is a Métis filmmaker, writer, artist and maker. Parrell began making films in 1988. Since then her films and videos have been screened both nationally and internationally from Dawson City Yukon to Melbourne Australia including: YYZ Artist Outlet, Cinematheque Ontario, Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, imagineNATIVE Film and New Media Festival, Hallwalls Buffalo as well as The Power Ball Toronto. Parrell has received several awards and grants including the Cynthia Licker’s Sage Award and Chalmers Arts Fellowship. Parrell’s films are hybrids - short, experimental, narratives and documentaries. Her early work utilized small gauge and low-tech including regular and super 8 film and the Fisher Price Pixelvision. Her installation work investigates how we interact with space both physically and energetically. She also has an interest in wearable electronics and found objects/art. Parrell's work bridges the gaps between high and low tech, traditional practices and modern techniques. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto 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. She also a certified yoga teacher, hypnotherapist and practicing Shaman.
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