Marion Hill (she/they) is a New Orleans based filmmaker and video director. Her roots spread from Vietnam to France and England.
Marion's work is devoted to narratives and visuals of queer femininity. Through short films, music videos, and feature films, their direction of the camera serves to authentically center the nuances of queer sensibility, sexuality, sensuality and femme power across cultures.
Marion's short films Bird of Prey (2016) and Goddess House (2018) played at festivals including Frameline (San Francisco), Sidewalk (Birmingham, AL), Outfest Fusion (Los Angeles), aGLIFF (Austin), Mardi Gras FF (Sydney, Australia) and the New Orleans Film Festival. Her films now have over 3.5 million views online.
As a fellow of the New Orleans Film Society's 2018 Emerging Voices program, Marion developed her first feature film, Ma Belle, My Beauty, a romantic drama that takes queer characters from New Orleans to the South of France in a polyamorous whirlwind. They went on to receive funding from the Sundance Institute Launch Grant Fund for the project in 2019, and participated in IFP's 2020 Narrative Lab. The film will world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2021.
Marion daylights as the assistant director of video at WWOZ New Orleans, producing music-related content from concert and festival live capture to short documentary with local artists.
"The erotic is a resource within each of us that lies in a deeply female and spiritual plane, firmly rooted in the power of our unexpressed or unrecognized feeling.
Of course, women so empowered are dangerous. So we are taught to separate the erotic from most vital areas of our lives other than sex.”
- Audre Lorde
“I am made and remade continually. Different people draw different words from me.”
- Virginia Woolf