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CIRCA Presents: Marnie Ellen Hertzler and Corey Hughes

Wednesday April 28, noon – 1pm, Register

Marnie Ellen Hertzler is a video artist, animator and filmmaker working in experimental narrative and hybrid documentary. Corey Hughes is director and cinematographer traversing narrative, documentary and experimental realms. The two will discuss their individual work as well as their director-cinematographer collaborations.


Marnie Ellen Hertzler is a video artist, animator, and filmmaker living and working in Baltimore, MD. Her films and animations often explore a multimedia approach to film presentation and distribution and has utilized live performance, installation, and web design to accompany her work. Her films have screened at Locarno Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, MoMA, SXSW and more. In 2018 Marnie was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Influenced by her background in both psychology and fine arts, she creates films that act as cinematic platforms for the exploration of interpersonal relationships, the technology that defines us, and the inevitable end of it all. Her first feature film, Crestone premiered in March 2020.  [image: still from Crestone]

Corey Hughes is a Baltimore based filmmaker and cinematographer creating short films and music videos floating between narrative, documentary, and experimental tendencies. His films have screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam, SXSW, New York Film Festival, Slamdance, Maryland Film Festival, and Locarno Film Festival, where he was awarded the Pardi di Domani Special Jury Prize. As a cinematographer, his credits include Theo Anthony’s Subject to Review and All Light, Everywhere, as well as Marnie Ellen Hertzler’s Hi, I Need to Be Loved, Dirt Daughter and Crestone. He graduated with a B.F.A. in Film & Video Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Hughes has participated in international workshops including the NYU/FAMU 35mm Filmmaking Intensive in Prague, Filming in Cuba with Werner Herzog, and Robert W. Deutsch 2018 Baltimore Artist Retreat. His work has been featured by Adult Swim, Criterion Channel, The Eyeslicer, D E E P, The Fader, No Budge, Kinoscope, and in galleries including Macao Milano, That That Gallery, and Blum & Poe (Los Angeles).