Hey, thanks for being here!
I'm Marielle. I grew up between a village in the English countryside and all over the Middle East before moving to Australia's west coast at 16. It was there that I caught the acting bug, bought my first camera and began writing stories. After solo adventures across 4 continents, I returned to the University of Sussex to complete my BA, specialising in documentary filmmaking. I also began working as a music tour photographer, spending the best part of two years back on the road touring with some of the biggest names in pop (sorry mum).
Upon my return, my bags weren't unpacked for long. In 2016, I travelled to France where I began working in The Jungle refugee camp. I later directed and produced a documentary on the journeys of some of the extraordinary people calling the camp home. I remain a passionate and active voice in the refugee rights community, working with charities REUK and Choose Love. I am also proud to have worked on multiple release campaigns with Amnesty International.
Following the demolishment of the camp, I decided the time was right to get back to my first love of acting. The years that followed would see me train at Bristol Old Vic, move to NYC to study Method Acting, make my Off-Broadway debut and experience my first LA pilot season (terrifying). Oh, and move between Manhattan and Brooklyn 27,465 times. Death by 6th floor walk up... My next screenplay? On the topic of screenplays, I currently have two feature films in development in the US (shameless plug successful). I have also just completed Soho Theatre's Writers' Lab where I wrote my debut full length play (longlisted for the Tony Craze Award).