Marnie Ellen Hertzler is a filmmaker living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. Her films often explore a multi-media approach to film presentation and distribution and has utilized live performance and installation to accompany her work.
Her first feature film, CRESTONE, is a hybrid-documentary set in a dystopian future where the last people alive are a group of SoundCloud rappers. CRESTONE premiered at True/False in 2020, and went on to play at SXSW, CPH:DOX, and many national and international programs and film festivals, including The Bellwether Series, Boiler Room, Dock Yard, Maryland Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, American Film Festival, Oak Cliff Film Festival, and more. CRESTONE was released digitally and on BlueRay in February of 2021 by Utopia Distribution. The original score composed by Animal Collective was released digitally and on vinyl in April 2021 by Domino Records.
Her previous award winning short films (DIRT DAUGHTER, HI I NEED TO BE LOVED, and GROWING GIRL) have screened at renowned film festivals such as Locarno, and IFFRotterdam, and have been programmed on The Criterion Channel, and in MoMA NYC.