Marion Hill 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. A musician since age four, she almost always begins a visual concept with music: what she believes to be the root of cultural expression. Through short films, music videos, and feature films, her direction of the camera serves as means to authentically center queer & poc sexuality, sensuality, and femme power across cultures.
Her 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 have a combined 3 million views online!
As a fellow of the New Orleans Film Society's 2018 Emerging Voices program, she developed her first feature film, Ma Belle, My Beauty, a romantic drama that takes queer New Orleanian characters to the South of France in a polyamorous whirlwind. She went on to receive funding from the Sundance Institute Launch Grant Fund for the project in 2019. The film is currently in post-production in New Orleans.
She daylights (and often also moonlights) 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.
“I am made and remade continually. Different people draw different words from me.”
- Virginia Woolf, THE WAVES