Marie has been an Instructor at Columbia College Chicago, a Teaching Artist with both Upward Bound and in charter schools in Chicago, and a Pro Series Instructor at the Digital Media Academy (affiliated with Stanford University).
She has been a freelance Director, Art Director, Producer, and Associate Producer on nationally distributed films, nationally broadcast television series, webisodes, commercials, animation, and live events.
Marie’s award-winning short film Faster! made its world premiere at the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival, is distributed by Shorts International, and is available on both iTunes and Amazon for download or streaming. Her first narrative feature film, The Alley Cat, is in post-production, and she has a second feature film in development. Marie makes films about female protagonists for whom neither the essential problem nor its solution is romantic.