Moving Image

de Marcken considers herself an experimental moving image artist, but a lot of her work has been straight-ahead educational and informational work for public and nonprofit civil rights, sustainability and educational organizations. Following is the full range: from her latest feature projects (click here for The Warmest Season), to cinepoems to a city storm water documentary. de Marcken typically fills many positions on a project. Select Film & Digital Media Credits Visit de Marcken's Vimeo feed for recent shorts.
  • The Good Zeal of Monks (2:00, DV, 2012) Video Essay. Co-producer / Director / Camera / Co-editor The Good Zeal of Monks from Marilyn Freeman on Vimeo.
  • In the Way of Intimacy (In development) Wovie’s latest feature film. Writer / Producer
  • FAIR(In development) Feature-length documentary about the civil rights of people with developmental disabilities. Writer / Producer / Director of Photography
  • The Olympia Insider (2007-10) WA State Developmental Disabilities Council / The Arc of Washington. Series of more than three dozen web-based shorts documenting and advancing legislative advocacy efforts of people developmental disabilities. Writer / Producer / Co-Director / Co-Editor / Director of Photography
  • Informing Families Building Trust (2009-10) WA State Developmental Disabilities Council. Series of informational web-based video shorts for people with developmental disabilities. Writer / Producer / Co-Director / Director of Photography / Editor
  • Thank You (2009) WA State Developmental Disabilities Council. Video short used as social justice advocacy tool for people with developmental disabilities. Writer / Producer / Director / Director of Photography / Editor
  • DDTV (2007-09) WA State Developmental Disabilities Council / The Arc of Washington State. Series of informational video shorts for people with developmental disabilities. Writer / Producer / Co-Director / Director of Photography / Editor
  • Communicating with Keith (2009) Video documentary of how one man with developmental disabilities communicates using facilitative technologies. Writer / Producer / Director of Photography / Editor
  • The Decatur Street Project (2008) City of Olympia. Short-format documentary of innovative storm water management and treatment techniques. Writer / Producer / Director of Photography / Editor
  • What Have You Done for Budd Lately? (2008) City of Olympia. Short-format documentary about sustainable community practices. Writer / Producer / Director of Photography / Editor
  • Close Up (2007-08) WA State Developmental Disabilities Council. Series of video documentary shorts profiling self-advocates with developmental disabilities Producer / Director of Photography / Editor
  • Navigation 101 (2007) WA State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Series of six 10- to 20-minute videos introducing students and teachers to a statewide, education-based social justice initiative called Navigation 101. Writer / Producer / Director of Photography / Co-Editor
  • The Ideal Tenant (2006) Interactive literary video utilizes multimedia technologies and text to explore new narrative possibilities. Writer / Director / Producer / Coder
  • Agnes (2005) Interactive video essay employing text, video, algorithm. Writer / Director / Producer / Coder
  • Birders (2005) “Artist Signature Piece” MTV Logo. Writer / Producer / Creative Director / Animator
  • Classroom Ready (2004) Animated web teacher education curriculum series utilizing student exemplars to improve science, math and reading instruction. Writer / Creative Director / Animator / Illustrator / Coder
  • Student to Student (2004) WA State Superintendent of Public Instruction / WA Association of Student Body Presidents. Live-action/animated video used in Washington state high school classrooms to promote student engagement. Writer / Producer / Creative Director
  • Group (106:00, DV-35mm, 2002) Feature film. Theatrical distribution by Artistic License. Educational & home video distribution: Frameline. Writer / Producer / Co-Director /  Director of Photography / Production Designer Trailer: Feature: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FCgLSFY0Q8
  • Civil Enough (2001) Two interactive animated web-based pieces use humor to convey a serious civil rights message. Producer / Creative Director / Animator
  • Stick Figures (2000) Animated web series. Writer / Creative Director / Animator / Voiceover
  • A Word with Index & The Bird  (2000) Animated web series. Writer/Creative Director/Animator/Voiceover
  • The Cat Couch (2000) Animated web series. Creative Director
  • Truth (1998) 16mm feature film, Brown Eyes Motion Pictures. Art Director
  • Mission Not Impossible (1998) Promotional video, Washington Interactive Technologies. Writer
  • Rural Girls in Science (1996) Video documentary of the University of Washington “Rural Girls in Science” mentoring program. Producer / Writer / Editor
  • Journey to Greece (30:00, 16mm, 1996) Film essay. Producer / CameraFlags for Fags (30:00, 16mm, 1996) Location Sound Technician
  • I Can Do Anything… (6:30, video, 1995) Documentary of Pew Summer Institute at The Evergreen State College. Camera / Editor
  • Eroticascore (9:15, 16mm, 1995) Film with live, improvised soundtrack. Writer / Director / Producer
  • Eye Out (1995) Public media installation series. Producer
  • Video Scavenger Hunt (1995) Live music and video installation. Writer / Director / Producer
  • Taking the Veil (3:00, 16mm, 1995) Film with live, improvised soundtrack. Writer / Director / Producer
  • Clouds are thus… (6:30, 3 channel video installation, 1995) Writer/Director / Producer / Camera
  • The Dancing Cloud (3:00, 8mm, 1994) Silent film short. Writer / Producer / Camera

Select Awards

  • Audience Choice Award, Planet Out Short Film Contest (2003) Civil Enough
  • Best Narrative Feature, The Director’s View Film Festival, Stamford, CT (2003) Group
  • Best Feature, Jurors’ Choice, New Festival, NY, NY (2002) Group
  • Best Director, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Seattle, WA (2002) Group
  • Audience Choice, Best Feature Film, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (2002) Group
  • Official Selection, IFP Film Market, NY, NY (2001) Group

Screening Highlights

Group Commercial Release Dates:

  • Seattle, WA, January 3, 2003
  • Olympia, WA, November 30, 2002
  • Madison, WI, October 11, 2002
  • Portland, OR, October 4, 2002
  • Philadelphia, PA, September 26, 2002
  • Houston, TX, September 6, 2002
  • Los Angeles, CA, August 2, 2002
  • Boston, MA, July 26, 2002New York, NY, July 5, 2002

Group Festival Screenings:

  • The Director’s View Film Festival, Stamford, CT February 13, 2003
  • Phoenix International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival February 15, 2003
  • University of Oregon Queer Film Festival February 21, 2003
  • Wingspan Film Festival, Tucson, AZ March 7, 2003
  • Rock For Choice Festival, Vancouver, BC January 11, 2003
  • Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY December 7, 2002
  • Minneapolis/Saint Paul LGBT Film Festival November 19, 2002
  • Truth Serum, Boston, MA October 27, 2002
  • Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival October 20, 2002
  • Barcelona International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival October 18-27, 2002
  • 11th Feminale: International Women’s Film Festival, Cologne, Germany October 4 & 5, 2002
  • Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival October 12, 2002
  • The 6th Annual Portland LGBT Film Festival 2002 September 28, 2002
  • Montreal International Queer Film Festival September 27, 2002
  • Ladyfest East, New York City September 21, 2002
  • The Channel Islands Indie Film Festival September 14, 2002
  • Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival August 31, 2002
  • Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 19 & 20, 2002
  • Outfest 2002, Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 16, 2002
  • British Film Institute Touring Festival June -September 2002
  • Peabody Film Festival, Portland, ME June 22, 2002
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 19, 2002
  • Provincetown Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 15 & 16, 2002
  • The New Festival, New York, NY June 16, 2002
  • London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival April 5th 2002 (World Premiere)
  • Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA October 2002 (Preview Screening)
  • New York Independent Film Market September 2001